Friday, September 1, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 DON SHAW

Here’s a 1973 card for former pitcher Don Shaw, who wrapped up a five-year Major League career with three games for the Oakland A’s in 1972:


After starting the season with the St. Louis Cardinals, for whom he had his finest season as a big leaguer the previous year, Shaw was traded to Oakland for Dwain Anderson on May 15th, and quickly pitched in three games within a few days, making his last MLB appearance on the 18th after getting hit hard.
In those three games for the A’s, Shaw yielded 12 hits and 10 runs in 5.1 innings, for an unsightly earned run average of 16.88.
After spending the rest of the year in the Minors, he would be traded to the Detroit Tigers before the 1973 season started, but would spend the year in their Minor League system, his final season as a pro.
In 1971, Shaw had his best year, posting a record of 7-2 with a 2.65 E.R.A., with a couple of saves over 45 appearances and 51 innings pitched, and for his career posted a 13-14 record with a 4.01 E.R.A. in 138 appearances, all but one out of the bullpen.

2 comments:

  1. Nice card, I notice he tried to cash in on Charlie Finley's "mustache bonus". Ever thought about a Jay Johnstone A's card for '74?

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  2. Have you ever thought about re-doing the 1972 A's players after they went mustachioed? It is funny to see all those clean shaven guys on their cards in comparison to the guys on the 1973 cards.

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