Thursday, April 18, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 RICK SAWYER

Today we have a “not so missing” 1976 card for former pitcher Rick Sawyer, who you may remember from his time with the San Diego padres later in the decade:


Sawyer originally came up to the Big Leagues with the Yanks, first appearing in a single game during the 1974 season when he pitched 1.2 innings.
In 1976 he was back, albeit for only four appearances out of the bullpen, not factoring in a decisions and posting an ERA of an even 3.00 over six innings of work.
By the time the 1976 season opened, he found himself a member of the Padres, posting a nice year with a 5-3 record over 13 appearances, with an ERA of 2.53 over 81.2 innings pitched.
In 1977, he would appear in a career-high 56 games, with nine of them starts, throwing 111 innings and going 7-6, though with a bloated ERA of 5.84.
Sadly, that would be the end of his Big League days, as he’d spend all of 1978 in the Cleveland Indians organization, posting an ugly 6.43 ERA over 28 innings, ending his pro career.

1 comment:

  1. Nice card...a Shea Stadium photo during the year(s) that the Yankees played their home games there while Yankee Stadium was being renovated.

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