Thursday, August 3, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 HAL HAYDEL

Here’s a 1971 card that truly is “not missing in action” since not only did the player barely play the previous season, but he appeared on a multi-player rookie card in the 1971 set, Minnesota Twins pitcher Hal Haydel:


Haydel appeared in four games for the Twins in 1970, posting a 2-0 record with a 3.00 earned run average over nine innings pitched as a September call-up.
The following season he’d appear in another 31 games, going 4-2 with a 4.28 E.R.A. and a save in 40 innings, but those would be the last of his big league appearances.
After playing for the Twins’ minor league AAA affiliate Tacoma Twins in 1972, having a rough season that saw him go 2-8 with a 7.14 E.R.A., he retired from pro ball, finishing his MLB career with a 6-2 record along with a 4.04 E.R.A. in 35 appearances and 49 innings pitched.

2 comments:

  1. Nice card...just noticed your 1972 card of him, he probably deserved a full-length card for that season.

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  2. Brings to mind an alias allegedly used by Lee Harvey Oswald -- Alek J. Hidell.

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