Saturday, December 27, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION/CAREER CAPPER- 1974 EDDIE FISHER

Let's go and give longtime Major League relief pitcher Eddie Fisher a 1974 card. You can either consider it a "missing" card or a "career capper".
Take a look:


Fisher finished off a nice 15-year Major League career after the 1973 season when he pitched six games for St. Louis after coming over from the Chicago White Sox late in the season.
All told he pitched in 32 games that year, good for an 8-8 record with a 4.67 earned run average and 58 strikeouts over 117.2 innings of work.
Among his 32 games he started 16 of them, the most of his career! 
As a matter of fact, the last time Fisher even started more than five games was way back in 1963 when he started 15 for the White Sox in his fifth year as a pro.
His finest season was easily 1965 when he went 15-7 with a 2.40 E.R.A., 24 saves and a league-best 0.974 WHIP across 165.1 innings, all in relief! He led the A.L. In games pitched that season with 82, something he would do again the following year split between the White Sox and the Orioles.
By the time he retired, Fisher posted an 85-70 record, with a 3.41 E.R.A., 81 saves, two shutouts and 812 strikeouts over 690 games, 63 of which were starts.
Not a bad career at all…

2 comments:

  1. Excellent. Love the 73 and 74 sets. Keep up the good work.

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