Monday, August 15, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 HAL HAYDEL

Here’s a “missing” 1972 card for former Minnesota Twins pitcher Hal Haydel, who played for two seasons in the Major Leagues, the bulk of action coming in 1971:


After a four game call-up in 1970, which saw him post a 2-0 record with a 3.00 earned run average over nine-innings, Haydel came back in 1971 and appeared in 31 games.
Over those games, he posted a 4-2 record with a 4.28 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 40 innings, all our of the bullpen, giving him a nice 6-2 career record with a 4.04 ERA, 33 strikeouts and one save in 35 appearances and 49 innings pitched.
Not bad for a guy who played eight years on minor league ball before tasting the “big time”...

3 comments:

  1. Haydel is actually on a 1972 Rookie Stars card with Steve Frye and Bob Gebhard.

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  2. Time for a Bob Gebhard card. Steve Frye had a few over the next few years

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