Tuesday, August 5, 2014

no. 316 - fred scherman

Who is the man: Fred Scherman had just enjoyed his first complete season in the major leagues when this card was issued. He appeared in 48 games, all in relief, in 1970.

Can ya dig it: Still not believing there's a ball in that glove.

Right on: Rookie card!

You see this cat Scherman is a bad mother: Scherman led the Tigers in saves with 20 and American League relief wins with 10 in 1971.

Shut your mouth: Scherman was a figure in the firing of Tigers manager Billy Martin in 1973. Martin ordered pitchers Joe Coleman and Scherman to throw spitballs in retaliation for the Indians' Gaylord Perry doing the same. Three days later, after it became known that Martin issued the order, the Tigers fired their manager.

No one understands him but his woman: Scherman surrendered Frank Robinson's 500th career home run.

(A word about the back): I missed posting on Scherman's 70th birthday by 10 days.

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