Friday, November 16, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #374 - Kent Tekulve


  • Kent Tekulve was the setup man for closer Goose Gossage in 1977. It wasn't Kent's preferred role. After Gossage left via free agency Tekulve became the closer in 1978.
  • Kent's SABR biography
  • 1977 Stats: 10-1, 7 saves, 3.06 ERA in 72 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • Aug 14 - Earned the save in Pittsburgh's 6-3 victory over the New York Mets. It was the Pirates' 20th home win in 21 games.
    • Sept 18 - Allowed one run in four innings and earned his 10th win as the Pirates beat the Montreal Expos 7-5 in 11 innings.
  • Other card blogs: 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988


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