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.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm... It looks like the makings of "San Diego" on this jersey. It would be different from his 70 Topps card.