Friday, January 27, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 LEON EVERITT

Here’s a 1970 card for a player who played the sum of his 5-game career in 1969 as a member of the inaugural San Diego padres team, pitcher Leon Everitt:


Everitt finished his brief cup-of-coffee in the big leagues with an 0-1 record along with an 8.04 earned run average over 15.2 innings pitched, though he did strike out 11 batters, though he also walked 12.
That would be it for the right-hander hurler, at least getting a chance to savor the Major Leagues, and apparently even the Minors since I have no info on him staying active in any capacity as a player after his MLB stint.

4 comments:

  1. Nice card. Per B-R, it looks like Leon had four great years as a starting pitcher moving up through the Dodgers organization. Was traded to the Padres for the 1969 season and was out of professional baseball a few months later. Mr. Everitt passed away a few months ago. http://www.downsfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1846059

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  2. nice job !!!!!! wally bunker royals

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  3. Again, as per B-R, it looks like Leon's MLB peak performance was when he pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in a game the Padres eventually won over the Reds. Everitt retired Pete Rose once and struck out Tony Perez twice. Pretty good.

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  4. I have to admit, you really stumped me with this one.

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