Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CAREER CAPPER- 1975 STEVE BARBER

Today I wanted to go and give long time starter Steve Barber a “Career Capper” in the 1975 set.
Take a look at my card:


Barber wrapped up a nice 15-year career as a Major League pitcher after appearing in 13 games for the San Francisco Giants in 1974, posting a 0-1 record with a 5.27 earned run average over 13.2 innings of work.
His best years were as a Baltimore Oriole, with whom he came up with in 1960, and for whom he posted a 20-win season in 1963, three seasons of sub-3.00 ERA, and leading the American league with eight shutouts in 1962.
Once he left Baltimore he became somewhat of a journeyman pitcher both as a starter and an arm out of the bullpen, pitching for the New York, Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, California Angels and Giants.
He finished his career with a 121-106 record, with a 3.36 ERA, 21 shutouts, 14 saves and 1309 K’s over 466 games and 1999 innings.

2 comments:

  1. He doesn't look right in anything but an Orioles uni....but he looks REALLY out of place in SF gear. Nice job on the card though.

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  2. I remember him from Jim Bouton's book Ball Four. Great card!

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