Monday, April 16, 2018

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 RON TAYLOR

Today’s blog post has a “not so missing” 1973 career-capper for reliever Ron Taylor, who finished off a nice eleven-year Major League career in 1972:


After a five-year run with the New York Mets that included a World Championship in 1969, Taylor found himself with the San Diego Padres in 1972, but it was brief, appearing in only four games, the last four of his career, not factoring in a decision while posting an ERA of 12.60 over five innings.
Taylor also had the good fortune of being a member of the 1964 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, going 8-4 with an ERA of 4.62 over 63 appearances, two of them starts.
For the “Miracle Mets” of 1969, he posted a record of 9-4 with a 2.72 ERA over 59 appearances, saving 13 games while pitching 76 innings.
By the time he retired, he finished with a career record of 45-43 with a 3.93 ERA and 74 saves over 491 appearances and exactly 800 innings pitched between 1962 and 1972.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome card! I remember the airbrushed 1972 card of him on the Expos.

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  2. Great card! Amazed that you got a pic of him despite that short stay with the Padres. It reminds me of that kooky Mike Corkins card from that year.

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  3. Ron Taylor had the rare distinction of being a team physician for an MLB team after his playing career. He finished his studies in his native Canada and became the team doctor for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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