Tuesday, June 10, 2014

BOB WELCH: 11/3/56-6/9/14: REST IN PEACE


11/3/56-6/9/14
Ugh...
Awful news coming through at the moment:
Bob Welch, former Cy Young Award winner and all-star pitcher passed away yesterday at the young age of 57.
Really sad to hear, especially for someone so young.
As the media seems to have latched on to his awesome 1990 season, I'll repeat it here: Welch is the last pitcher to win 25+ games, totaling 27 wins for the A.L. champ Oakland Athletics that year.
Many will also remember his epic battle with Reggie Jackson in the second game of the 1978 World Series, striking him out to end the contest as a 21-year old rookie, sealing the win for Los Angeles.
He retired after the 1994 season, enjoying a very nice 17-year career, ten in L.A. and seven in Oakland, finishing with a 211-146 record and being a member of two World Champion teams, the 1981 Dodgers and 1989 Athletics.
Rest in peace Bob...

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