Monday, August 14, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 GREG GARRETT

Here’s a 1972 card for former pitcher Greg Garrett of the Cincinnati Reds, who appeared in two games during the 1971 season, the final two games of his brief career:


Garrett came over to Cincinnati from the California Angels, for whom he came up with the previous year, appearing in 32 games and posting a 5-6 record with a nice 2.65 earned run average over 74.2 innings pitched.
For the Reds, he posted a 0-1 record with a 1.04 E.R.A., starting one of those two games while in a Cincinnati uniform, throwing 8.2 innings and walking a whopping ten batters.
Turns out those two brief seasons would be it for his Major League career, ending up with a 5-7 record, with a 2.48 E.R.A., 55 strikeouts and 54 walks over 83.1 innings.

1 comment:

  1. Nice card...He had one of those "no emblem on the hat" airbrush cards in '71. Because of how he just disappeared, I looked him up. In baseball circles, he was considered a flake who had an attitude. After baseball, he was an All-American badminton player at Cal-State Fullerton, a professional softball player, and a championship power-lifter before his death.

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