Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ANOTHER NEON AIRBRUSH JOB- 1972 KEN HOLTZMAN

Here’s a GREAT airbrush classic of former pitching wiz Ken Holtzman, who found himself in Oakland after some excellent seasons with the Chicago Cubs:


LOVE the green and yellow cap along with the green turtle-neck! Not a bad shadow-job on the sweater either!
Holtzman was traded over to the West Coast for Rick Monday, and was one lucky dude as he joined the A’s for their THREE straight championships.
All he did was produce in a big way, posting 19, 21 and 19 wins in those seasons with earned run averages of 2.51, 2.97 and 3.01.
A winner his whole career, he would end up with 174 wins with a very nice 3.49 ERA and 31 shutouts over his 15-year career, along with TWO no-hitters.
Definitely somewhat of a forgotten arm of the era that deserves a bit more attention!

5 comments:

  1. Kenny was a Solid ML Pitcher. I believe that he Has the Most Wins in the Majors for a Jewish Pitcher. Sorry Sandy.

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  2. Loved watching the A's with Holtzman, Catfish, Blue Moon and Vida.

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  3. In the '74 World Series, he had 10 strikeouts and hit a homerun.

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  4. At first glance, I thought this was a fake airbrushed card you'd created. I looked a the crooked cap logo and thought "Aw, man, you can do better than that!" :-)

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  5. Why is that logo looking like that?

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