Saturday, October 6, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #333 - Paul Reuschel


  • Paul Reuschel, brother of Rick Reuschel, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1968. 
  • It would take Reuschel seven years to  make it to the majors. He spent four straight seasons in AAA Wichita (1972-1975).
  • Paul finally  made it to the majors in July 1975 at the age of 28. He pitched in 28 games and was 1-3 with 5 saves and had a 3.50 ERA. On August 21 he and Rick were the first brothers to combine on a shutout.
  • In 1976 Reuschel appeared in 50 games (2 starts ) and was 4-2 with 3 saves and had an ERA of 4.55
  • Paul was mostly a middle reliever for the Chicago Cubs in 1977. It would be his last full season as a member of the Cubs.
  • Reuschel started the 1978 season with the Cubs (2-0, 5.14 ERA in 20 games). On June 26 Paul was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Dennis DeBarr. Reuschel finished the 1978 season with the Indians and was 2-4 with a 3.11 ERA in 18 games (6 starts).
  • In 1979 Paul went 2-1 with 1 save and had a 7.94 ERA in 17 games. Reuschel was released by the Indians after the 1979 season and he retired.
  • 1977 Stats: 5-6, 4.37 ERA, 4 saves in 69 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1977, 1979


1 comment:

  1. one of my favorite cartoons there on the back

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