Tuesday, July 3, 2012

no. 70 - 1970 national league pitching leaders

Who is the man: Bob Gibson was the man (he was always the man). But, once again, Gibson and Gaylord Perry had the same amount of wins with 23 apiece. Gibson gets top billing because his name comes first in the alphabet.

Can ya dig it: This is the other leaders card that I obtained as a youngster. That's right, I had both Pitching Leaders cards in my possession at an early age.

Right on: Both Perry and Fergie Jenkins appear to be concerned about whatever is going on off to their left.

You see these cats are bad mothers: I can assure you, without a doubt, that they are. But I'm not going into detail now.

Shut your mouth: When Tim McCarver came out to the mound once to talk to Gibson famously told him: "The only thing you know about pitching is that you can't hit it."

No one understands him but his woman: Gibson used to be a baseball broadcaster for ESPN, but he stopped working there because he was concerned it was taking him away from time with his wife and family.

(A word about the back): Jim Merritt would win 20 games for the Reds in 1970. But the following year he went 1-11.

1 comment:

  1. I'll bet those Perry boys broke out these cards at family gatherings to show off.