Sunday, July 5, 2015

THEN AND NOW #39: STAN WILLIAMS 1972

The next "Super Veteran" in my "Then and Now" thread is former pitcher Stan Williams, aka "Big Daddy":


Williams was closing out a nice 14-year career in 1972, actually appearing in three games for the Boston Red Sox, pitching only 4.1 innings.
He was just two years removed from an awesome season for the Minnesota Twins in 1970 when he posted a 10-1 record with a sparkling 1.99 earned run average and 15 saves as a reliever, appearing in 68 games, all in relief.
Williams finished his career with a 109-94 record, with a 3.48 ERA, 11 shutouts and 1305 strikeouts over 482 games and 1764.1 innings of work.
I love his final Topps card, which is in the 1972 set, that has a great night-shot with stadium lights in the background.

1 comment:

  1. Stan was the pitching coach for the 1990 World Champ Reds. He had some nice arms on that team including starters Jose Rijo, Tom Browning, and Danny Jackson as well as the trio of closers known as the Nasty Boys (Dibble, Myers, and Charlton).

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