Sunday, July 1, 2012

no. 69 - 1970 american league pitching leaders

Who is the man: Well, this is confusing. Mike Cuellar appears to be the man, as he has the big photo. But actually Cuellar, Dave McNally and Jim Perry all won 24 games. I'm guessing Cuellar got lucky just because his last name appears first in alphabetical order. By the way, Jim Perry won the Cy Young Award in 1970. Cuellar finished fourth.

Can ya dig it: This is one of two '71 leaders cards that I obtained as a youngster. Therefore, they're in worse shape than the others.

Right on: Cuellar and McNally were just two of the Orioles pitchers to win 20 games in 1970. Jim Palmer also won 20.

You see these cats are bad mothers: At a later date, we'll talk about it.

Shut your mouth: Earl Weaver's famous quote about Cuellar: "I gave Mike Cuellar more chances than my first wife."

No one understands him but his woman: Dave McNally was named Montana's Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated in 1999. That's quite a title.

(A word about the back): Clyde Wright might be one of the more anonymous 22-game winners in history.


  1. Clyde Wright had a good major league career that was highlighted by an outstanding season in 1970. A real sleeper that year given he only won one game the year before. He more known in Milwaukee for losing 20 in 1973.
    In 1970, the Perry brothers should have formed their own team!

  2. Nice to see Jim Perry getting some props. Whatever those are.