Monday, April 30, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #174 - Nelson Briles


  • After having a decent year as a reliever and occasional starter, Nelson Briles was sold to the Baltimore Orioles in mid-September. Briles saved one game for the Orioles and got roughed up in his other appearance.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Rangers: 6-4, 2 saves, 4.24 ERA in 28 games (15 starts)
    • Orioles: 0-0, 1 save, 6.75 ERA in 2 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • July 15 - Gave up one hit in four innings of relief to earn the save in the Rangers' 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.
    • Aug 5 - Pitched a six-hit shutout in the second game of a doubleheader, helping a bullpen that was used a lot in the 11-inning first game. The Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0.
  • Other card blogs: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979


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