Friday, January 13, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 STEVE HAMILTON

Here’s a missing “career-capping” card for veteran pitcher Steve Hamilton, who closed out a 12-year career in 1972 with the Chicago Cubs:


Hamilton appeared in 22 games for the Cubs during the 1972 season, posting a 1-0 record with a 4.76 earned run average over 17 innings of work, all out of the ‘pen.
During his Major League career Hamilton appeared in a total of 421 games, all but 17 of those in relief, while finishing up with a 40-31 record along with a nice 3.05 ERA and 42 saves in 663 innings, mainly for the New York Yankees, for whom he played between 1963 and 1970.

4 comments:

  1. Any mention of Steve Hamilton conjures up memories of him as a Yankee using the "folly floater" pitch to strike out Tony Horton, sending the Indians slugger back to the dugout literally on his hands and knees.

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  2. ....correction. Horton hit a weak foul pop behind the plate that was caught by Thurman Munson. He did however crawl back into Cleveland's dugout.

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  3. I was at that game (games, actually..it was a doubleheader). Best day I've ever spent at a ballpark. It's hard to believe Hamilton only pitched 12 seasons. Felt like he was around forever.

    Great job on the card btw. Topps position cartoon for lefty pitchers they used that year even resembles Hamilton's silhouette.

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