Sunday, July 21, 2019

NICKNAMES OF THE 1970'S- "THE VULTURE" PHIL REGAN

Closing out the week today, we have a 1970 “Nicknames of the 1970’s” card for former reliever Phil Regan, who got the tag “Vulture” for his knack of coming into games in relief and snagging the win away from the starter:


Los Angeles Dodger great Sandy Koufax gave Regan the nickname, and Regan did in fact rack up wins, logging 14 in 1966 and 12 in both 1968 and 1969, all out of the bullpen.
His 1966 season for the Dodgers was brilliant, as he posted a record of 14-1 with a sparkling 1.62 earned run average over 65 appearances, leading the league with 21 saves.
Overall, he’d go on to play 13 years of Major League ball, posting a record of 96-81, with an ERA of 3.84 along with 92 saves over 551 appearances, 105 of them starts.

1 comment:

  1. Always liked that nickname...would love a '73 White Sox career capper if a photo can be found.

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