Sunday, January 1, 2017
1970 Kellogg's Baseball Card Backs #13 - 15
#15 Frank Robinson
Frank likes movies. Does anyone know what kind of movies he prefers?
Not a lot of room for text since he'd played so long already. The card does highlight what all of us knew about his career. First, he won the MVP in both leagues and second, he won the triple crown in his first year in the AL.
#14 Dave McNally
He had a nice World Series ERA of 1.59 but he won one and lost one somehow.
He listed golf as a hobby. Since he threw left and batted right, which way did he golf.
Not on the card - I always liked those who threw left and batted right since that included me.
#13 Juan Marichal
Juan likes scuba diving. He threw a no-hitter against the Colts in 1963. That was a major league game since the Colts became the Astros.
In 1968 he led the NL with 26 wins. That sounds like a easy path to a Cy Young Award. He did finish 5th in the MVP voting but he lost out on the Cy Young to Bob Gibson who also won the MVP.
Marichal was 26-9 with an ERA of 2.43. He had 30 complete games and five shutouts in 38 starts.
Not on the card
Gibson was 22-9 with an ERA of 1.12. He had 28 complete games and 13 shutouts in 34 starts.
His losses were 5-1, 3-2 (3), 1-0 (2), 2-0, 3-1 and 6-4. Pitchers he lost to included Jenkins, Drysdale, G. Perry (twice) and Sutton,
Marichal had six seasons of 20+ wins but he never won a Cy Young award.