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.