Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 PAUL REUSCHEL: "1976 PROJECT"

Today's card for the ongoing "1976 Project" is a rookie card for pitcher Paul Reuschel, brother of Rick.
Check out my card:


Reuschel appeared in 28 games for the Cubbies, with a 1-3 record and five saves, finishing off 18 games with a 3.50 overall earned run average over 36 innings of work.
I never realized until I was writing up this post that his career was so short, ending after the 1979 season with the Cleveland Indians.
He just seemed to be around a little longer than that to me.
His brother put in a nice long career. Putting in 19-years and pitching himself to over 200 wins into 1991.
But for Paul, he'd finish with a 16-16 record with a 4.51 ERA, 13 saves and 188 strikeouts over 198 games, all but nine out of the 'pen, between 1975 and 1979 pitching for the Cubs and Indians.

2 comments:

  1. The Reuschel "Big League Brothers" card from the 1977 Topps set probably contributed to the feeling of Paul having been around longer.

    Paul had 12 saves over 3 seasons with the Cubs (75 - 77), but never saved a game for his brother.

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  2. Who really knew that Paul Reuschel's rookie card was in the '77 Topps set?

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