Monday, May 8, 2017

no. 656 - gerry nyman

Who is the man: Gerry Nyman spent the majority of the 1970 season pitching for the Triple A Salt Lake City Bees. He appeared in just two games for the Padres.

Can ya dig it: As you can tell by Nyman's UPS cap, he was traded. The White Sox sent him to San Diego in late March 1970.

Right on: Nyman is also listed as a Padre but visibly wearing a White Sox uniform on his 1970 Topps card. Nyman just didn't spend enough time in the majors to be captured in San Diego uniform.

You see that cat Nyman is a bad mother: Nyman, who appeared in just 30 games in his major league career, threw a one-hit shutout against the Senators on May 17, 1969. He gave up only a second-inning single to Washington's Brant Alyea.

Shut your mouth: Nyman remained in baseball after his playing career as a longtime pitching coach for several organizations. He became known for his very brief visits to the pitching mound. Once he came out to the mound and asked the pitcher where he was from. "Cincinnati," the pitcher said. Nyman then said, "Do you know what amnesia is?" And before the pitcher could respond, Nyman was headed back to the dugout.

No one understands him but his woman: Nyman is referred to as "Gerry" on his Topps cards, but he is called "Jerry" throughout his coaching career and in current record-keeping.

(A word about the back): Honestly scraping the bottom of the barrel with some of these high-numbered guys. Two games and a 16.20 ERA. Sheesh.

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