Monday, October 7, 2013

HALL OF FAME LEADERS III: 1970 NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHING LEADERS

Now HERE is one of the best leader cards of the 1970's.
Four players pictured, ALL four Hall of Famers. It doesn't get any better than that.
Card #69 in Topps 1970 set pictures the National leagues biggest winners from 1969, and all four are big-time names: Tom Seaver, Phil Niekro, Fergie Jenkins and Juan Marichal.
Where do you even begin with these guys?
We're looking at 1156 combined big league wins, 12477 strikeouts, and 79 years of Major League service!
As far as awards go, Seaver bagged three Cy Youngs (1969, 1973 & 1975), while Jenkins won one in 1971. However among the four pitchers, there were NINE top-3 finishes as well as ELEVEN top-10 finishes for M.V.P.'s! Just awesome.
In the end, Seaver was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1992, Niekro in 1997, Jenkins in 1991 and Marichal in 1983.
Star power to the highest degree to say the very least!


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