Friday, April 24, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 DAVE BOSWELL

Here's a "missing" 1972 Topps card for former pitcher Dave Boswell.
Check it out:


Boswell wrapped up an eight-year career with 15 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971 after opening the year with Detroit, for whom he appeared in three games.
So his totals for the 1971 season were 18 games and 29 innings of work, with a 1-2 record and 4.66 E.R.A.
The first seven years of his career were spent with the Minnesota Twins, where he had some solid campaigns.
In 1966 he posted a 12-5 record with a 3.14 earned run average, and in 1969 he had his only 20-win season when he went 20-12 with a 3.32 E.R.A. and 190 strikeouts.
For his career Boswell went 68-56 with a 3.52 E.R.A., six shutouts and 882 strikeouts before leaving the game at a young 26 years of age due to an arm injury he actually suffered in the 1969 American league Championship Series against the Orioles.

3 comments:

  1. Makes you wonder how many pitchers in the 70's and 80's could have extended their careers with TJ surgery.

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  2. Absolutely Outstanding! Now you gotta do a card for Tom Dukes!!

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  3. He's just before my time, but when you look him up, it is stunning how he went from 20 wins to nothing so quickly.

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