Tuesday, January 31, 2017
no. 623 - pat jarvis
Who is the man: Pat Jarvis had won 16 games for the second time in his career in 1970. But after four straight seasons of double-digit victories, he would falter in 1971, winning just six times and being sent to the bullpen.
Can ya dig it: Check out the guys in colorful shirts waiting for Jarvis to finish with Topps photographer man so they can ask for an autograph.
Right on: Love the way Jarvis is wearing his hat. I believe that's the very definition of "jaunty".
You see that cat Jarvis is a bad mother: Jarvis was the Braves' ace during the 1967 and 1968 seasons after a breakout final two months of the 1966 season.
Shut your mouth: Jarvis went into Georgia politics after his career and ended up serving as sheriff in DeKalb County. He served as sheriff for 20 years, but resigned in 1995 and was sentenced to 15 months of jail time for mail fraud in 1999.
No one understands him but his woman: Jarvis gave up Ernie Banks' 500th home run. Jarvis was also Nolan Ryan's first strikeout victim. But Jarvis pitched the win in that game.
(A word about the back): Jarvis' 173 strikeouts in 1970 just missed the top 10 in the National League.