Thursday, February 22, 2024


Fun card to add to the WTHBALLS stable today, a 1972 "Career-Capper" for former all-star pitcher Camilo pascual, who finished up a great Major league career with nine games as a Cleveland Indian:

Pascual went 2-2 over those nine games, pitching to a 3.09 earned run average with 23.1 innings of work at the age of 37.
He came up in 1954 as a 20-year old with the Washington Senators, but it would take a few years before he hit his stride, eventually posting two 20-win season (in 1962 and 1963), as well as leading the American League in strikeouts three years in a row between 1961-1963, with a high of 221 the first year of that run.
He also led the league in shutouts three times, with a high of eight during the 1961 season, while also winning 15 or more games five times and posting a sub-3.00 ERA three times.
All told, by the time he retired after nine games with the Cleveland Indians in 1971, he finished with a 174-170 career record, with a 3.63 earned run average and 2167 strikeouts over 529 games and 2930.2 innings of work.


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