The next “Missed Rookie Cup” in this new series is the 1973 Dick Tidrow, who was named to Topps “All-Rookie” team in 1972 for his fine Major League debut:
Tidrow posted a record of 14-15 for the Cleveland Indians, with an
excellent 2.77 earned run average and 123 strikeouts over 39
appearances, 34 of the starts, with three shutouts and 10 complete
Pretty good rookie year to say the least.
He would go on to put in a solid 13-year career in the Big Leagues, both
as a starter and reliever, appearing in 620 games with a record of
100-94 along with 55 saves.
The high point of his career would have to be his years spent with the
New York Yankees between 1974 and 1979, becoming a dependable arm out of
the bullpen as well as spot-starting, participating in both World
Champion teams of the “Bronx Zoo” years.