Saturday, November 12, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 DARRELL "BUCKY" BRANDON

Here’s a “missing” 1974 card for former pitcher Darrell Brandon, aka “Bucky”, who finished off a seven-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1973:


Brandon appeared in 36 games for the Phils, posting a 2-4 record with a 5.43 earned run average over 56.1 innings of work.
Of his seven seasons on a big league mound, the first three were with the Boston Red Sox, while the last three were with the Phillies.
Sandwiched in between those two stints was a split season in 1969 when he played for the Seattle Pilots and Minnesota Twins, when he made brief appearances for both clubs, totaling only 11 games between the two in a lost season.
For his career he finished with a 28-37 record with a 4.04 ERA over 228 games and 590 innings pitched, while getting to be a part of the magical 1967 season for the Red Sox as they pushed their way to the American League pennant, facing the St. Louis Cardinals in a losing cause for the championship.

5 comments:

  1. This looks authentic next to Wayne Twitchell and others in that set!

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    1. I think it might be a photo from the 1971 season. It looks like the Phillies road uniform from that season and also, from the background, it was the season that Candlestick Park was being expanded in order to accommodate the 49ers move from Kezar Stadium. A great card nonetheless that does look authentic.

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  2. Darrell Brandon was the last Phillies' player to wear #32 before Steve Carlton joined the team, whereby he switched to #30.

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