Friday, July 25, 2014
no. 313 - tom hall
Who is the man: Tom Hall enjoyed the most productive season of what was then a three-year career in 1970, pitching 41 of his 52 appearances in relief, winning 11 games and posting a 2.55 earned-run average.
Can ya dig it: I see the "Win Twins" logo on Hall's shoulder. I like it.
Right on: Hall appears to be pretending to throw a pitch a long way from the field.
You see this cat Hall is a bad mother: Hall was a key member of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine bullpen between 1972-74, appearing in 143 games and averaging more than seven strikeouts per nine innings.
Shut your mouth: Hall was nicknamed "The Blade" because he was 6-feet and only 150 pounds. You can sort of see that in this photo.
No one understands him but his woman: Hall was overlooked for a photo in the 1977 Topps set. He pitched in 36 games between the Mets and Royals in 1976, and did return to the Royals for the 1977 season. He should have appeared in a Royals uniform in the '77 set.
(A word about the back): The bio write-up is referencing Jim Perry, who led the Twins with 278 1/3 innings in 1970 and struck out 168 batters.