Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 RUDY ARROYO

Here’s a “not so missing” 1972 card for Rudy Arroyo, who pitched the sole nine games of his Major League career in June of 1971:


Arroyo would make his debut on June 1st, and end up pitching his last game three weeks later, pitching 11.2 innings over those nine games, picking up a loss for his only decision along with a 5.40 ERA.
He’d pitch in the minor leagues for the next three seasons, but would never make it back to the big leagues, eventually retiring after the 1974 season after only six games with St. Petersburg of the Florida League.

6 comments:

  1. Never a big fan of the 72 format, but you do such a good job with your versions. Nice clear photo with a prominent team logo.

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    1. I am just the opposite Bill, the 72s have always been one of my favorites!

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    2. Hey Dave, I must admit Gio's work has me looking at the few 72s I have and maybe having more appreciation for them.

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  2. Love this one - is that a driving range in the background?

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  3. No one knows that he had just pitched 8 innings the day before, was told to pack it up he'd been traded up and the next day was to pitch again. This was before pitchers were protected. They played until they dropped. He played injured, and just kept on playing. No time to cry in the game of baseball!

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