Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 RICK SAWYER

Here’s a card for a four-year pitcher who spent two of them with the San Diego Padres, including the 1977 season, which would be his last, Rick Sawyer:


Originally up with the New York Yankees in 1974 and 1975, he only appeared in five games combined those two seasons before finding himself with the Padres at the start of the 1976 campaign.
After a very nice ’76 year that saw him go 5-3 with a 2.53 earned run average in 13 games and 81.2 innings as a starter, Sawyer came back in 1977 and pitched mainly out of the bullpen, appearing in 56 games, all but nine in relief.
He went 7-6 with a high 5.84 ERA in 111 innings pitched, and it would be his last as a Major League pitcher, finishing up with a 12-9 career record along with a 4.49 ERA in 74 games, 20 of them starts, and 200.1 innings pitched.

1 comment:

  1. He had one of my favorite "action shot for an obscure player" cards in 1977.

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