Thursday, June 8, 2017
no. 668 - gary neibauer
Who is the man: Gary Neibauer spent most of the 1970 season with Triple A Richmond, appearing in just seven games with Atlanta. It was quite a come down from the 1969 season when he pitched in 29 games for the Braves.
Can ya dig it: Here is another well-crafted signature that puts modern ballplayers' signings to shame.
Right on: This photo is the one that's used on Gary Neibauer's baseball-reference page. There are quite a few baseball card photos used on baseball-reference. Just shows you how available cards are in comparison to other kinds of photos.
You see that cat Neibauer is a bad mother: Neibauer pitched one inning in mop-up duty in Game 2 of the 1969 NLCS, an 11-6 victory for the Mets. Neibauer was the only one of six pitchers used by the Braves to surrender no runs in at least an inning of work.
Shut your mouth: Neibauer speaks like a proud MLB alumnus when he says about baseball, "There's nothing like it. Its grace. Its beauty. The sport continues to thrill me to no end."
No one understands him but his woman: Neibauer served on a special Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association committee that helped many former major leaguers who played between 1947-79 to finally receive pensions.
(A word about the back): The Basin League was a league in South Dakota that lasted from 1953-73. The teams consisted of college and minor league players and featured such players as Jim Palmer, Bob Gibson, Don Sutton and Frank Howard.