Saturday, May 30, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 CARL TAYLOR: "1976 PROJECT"

Next up on the 1976 "Project" is former pitcher Chuck Taylor, he of the Montreal Expos bullpen collection between 1973 and 1976:


You can make a nice argument for Taylor to have had a card in the 1976 set, as he posted 54 game appearances with 74 innings of work. 
He also fashioned a 2-2 record with six saves and a 3.53 earned run average and 29 strikeouts while finishing 28 of those 54 games.
While putting together an eight-year career, Taylor pitched for the Cardinals, Mets, Brewers and Expos, appearing in a total of 305 games with 607 innings of work.
His final MLB record was 28-20, with 31 saves and a nifty 3.07 ERA.
He did start 21 games early on in his career, all for the Cardinals, and even had two shutouts among his wins.
The 1976 season would end up being his last, posting a 2-3 record with a 4.50 ERA over 31 games and 40 innings before "closing the books" at the age of 34.

2 comments:

  1. And Chuck Made Some Damn Nice Sneakers Too.

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