Thursday, August 20, 2015
no. 443 - rich robertson
Who is the man: Rich Robertson enjoyed far and away his best season in the majors in 1970, appearing in 41 games, starting 26 and going 8-9 with 121 strikeouts.
Can ya dig it: This is Robertson's last card appearance in a legitimate MLB uniform. He is terribly airbrushed into a White Sox cap and uniform in the 1972 set, and Robertson didn't even play for the White Sox.
Right on: Robertson has a bit of an Elvis smile.
You see that cat Robertson is a bad mother: Robertson could get a little wild. He led the majors with 18 wild pitches in 1970. In 1968 in Triple A, he threw 27 wild pitches.
Shut your mouth: There is another Rich Roberston who pitched for the Pirates, Twins and Angels in the 1990s.
No one understands him but his woman: Do you think if I called him Rob Richardson just once anyone would notice?
(A word about the back): Robertson had some mighty impressive numbers in '68, but they just didn't translate.