Monday, May 30, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 BILL SLAYBACK

Today I offer up a “missing” 1975 card for former Detroit Tigers pitcher Bill Slayback, who wrapped up a three-year career in 1974, all in Motown:


Slayback appeared in 16 games during the 1974 season, four of those starts, and posted a 1-3 record with a 4.77 earned run average in 54.2 innings of work.
The previous year, he barely saw any big league action when he pitched in three games and only 2 innings, but his “rookie” year of 1972 gave him the bulk of his playing time when suited up for 23 games, going 5-6 over 81.2 innings.
All told he posted a 6-9 record in the Majors, with a 3.84 ERA in 42 games, 17 of which were starts, along with a shutout over 138.1 innings pitched.

1 comment:

  1. After baseball Bill was a semi-famous musician in the Los Angeles area. He even co-wrote a song with Ernie Harwell titles Move Over Babe. Sadly he passed away in March of 2015.

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