Sunday, September 6, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #46: 1972 ROLLIE FINGERS

Today we go and give future Hall of Fame relief pitcher Rollie Fingers of the Oakland A's a "missing" 1972 In-Action card.
Take a look:


Bear with me on this one, the photo used is actually Fingers pitching in a game from 1972, so I'm a little off here.
But I tell you, as long as I tried, I could NOT find an image of him in-action during a game from 1971, or even 1970 for that matter!
Nevertheless, nice colorful image of the anchor out of the bullpen for the three-time World Champ A's of the 1970's.
Fingers would put together a wonderful 17-year career which would see him win both a Cy Young and MVP Award in 1981 with the Milwaukee Brewers, Lead the league in saves three times, post sub-2.00 ERA's 12 times and finish up with a sparkling 2.90 career ERA over 944 games and 1701.1 innings pitched.
He was named to seven all-star teams, both in the A.L. and N.L., before closing out his career in 1985, finishing with a 114-118 record with 341 saves.
One of the great characters of the decade! But a force out of the 'pen as well.
He was voted into the Hall in 1992, his second year on the ballot, garnering 81.2% of the vote.

3 comments:

  1. Fingers wore a mustache for the first time during the '72 season. As such, if this card were to qualify as a missing card it would've been issued with the 1972 Topps Traded set that never was. Either way, I like it.

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  2. Fingers wore a mustache for the first time during the '72 season. As such, if this card were to qualify as a missing card it would've been issued with the 1972 Topps Traded set that never was. Either way, I like it.

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