Monday, June 20, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 TOM HALL

Let’s go and give former pitcher Tom Hall a card in the 1977 set after a decent year out of the bullpen in 1976:


Hall appeared in 36 games split between the New York Mets and the Western Division champion Kansas City Royals and even appeared in the postseason against the Yankees.
For the year he posted a combined 2-2 record with a 4.63 earned run average and 27 strikeouts over 35 innings of work.
It would turn out to be the last major action he’d see in the big leagues. As he’d only get into six games during the 1977 season, finishing off a nice 10-year career that saw him go 52-33 with an excellent 3.27 ERA and 797 K’s over 358 games and 852.2 innings.
The 1972 season would be considered his best when he went 10-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 124.1 innings for the National League Champion Cincinnati Reds.
But his 1970 year would not be too far behind, when he went 11-6 with a 2.55 ERA and a career high 184 strikeouts over 155.1 innings and 52 games for the Minnesota Twins.
Definitely worthy of a card to cap off an impressive Major League tenure...

3 comments:

  1. I believe his nickname was "The Blade" when he pitched in Cincinnati. His 1974 Topps card was among my favorites.

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  2. Nice card. I never noticed him before.

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  3. Nice card, he should have been in that '77 set. I also agree about that '74 card.

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