Friday, September 4, 2015
no. 448 - dave roberts
Who is the man: Dave Roberts completed his first full major league season in 1970, splitting time as a starter and a reliever for the Padres. He was entering what was probably the best season of his career.
Can ya dig it: This looks merely like a profile version of Roberts' first solo card, likely from the same photo shoot.
Right on: I will bet all of my 1990 Donruss cards that there is no ball in that glove.
You see that cat Roberts is a bad mother: Roberts finished second in the National League in earned run average in 1971 at 2.10. But since he pitched for the awful Padres, he had a 14-17 won-loss record.
Shut your mouth: Roberts finished sixth in the Cy Young voting after the '71 season, but the Padres traded him that offseason to the Astros for pitcher Bill Greif, infielder Derrel Thomas and a forgotten reliever named Mark Schaeffer.
No one understands him but his woman: Roberts is the second of four Dave Roberts who have played major league baseball. All of them had decent-length careers and three of them played for the Padres.
(A word about the back): I understand the minor league stat review in this case, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.