Saturday, November 15, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 PAT JARVIS

Let's go ahead and give one last card to former pitcher Pat Jarvis.
Take a look at my custom slab of cardboard:


Jarvis' last card was in the 1973 Topps set, as a member of the team he pitched for seven out of his eight years in the big leagues, the Atlanta Braves.
But in 1973, which would end up being his last, he pitched for the Montreal Expos, going 2-1 in 28 games, all if relief.
He also sported a 3.20 earned run average with 19 strikeouts over 39.1 innings.
Jarvis had a solid career as a starter for the Braves, posting win totals of 15,16,13 and 16 between 1967 and 1970.
His finest season would have to be 1968, when he went 16-12 with a nice 2.60 E.R.A., a shutout and 157 strikeouts over 256 innings.
All told, he finished up with an 85-73 record, with a 3.58 earned run average, eight shutouts and 755 strikeouts over 249 games and 1284 innings of work between 1966 and 1973.
A couple of interesting notes on Jarvis' career: he was Nolan Ryan's first strikeout victim on September 11, 1966, and he also gave up Ernie Banks' 500th career home run in 1970.

3 comments:

  1. Looks to be NY Met Rusty Staub in the background talking with ??? in a red blazer.

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  2. Wait....so you nailed the 1974 Topps Template as well....Hmmm..... ;)

    Great stuff Gio!

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