Sunday, October 6, 2013

1977 Topps Baseball #658 - Marty Pattin


  • During the first part of the 1977 season Marty Pattin had a tough time. On June 5 Marty was 0-2 and had an 8.25 ERA in 11 games. Pattin started to pitch better in June and made some spot starts from June-August. Marty made several starts in September and ended up 5-1 as a starter. 
  • Pattin was the butt of many practical jokes by his teammates.
  • Marty recalls his career in an article from 2011. Pattin tells a story about striking out Mickey Mantle in his rookie season and how nervous he was when the count was 3-2. It looks like the story was about Marty's first major league game, but it actually happened on August 13, 1968. It's still a cool story.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Regular season: 10-3, 3.58 ERA in 31 games (10 starts)
    • AL Championship Series: 0-0, 1.50 ERA in 1 game
  • 1977 Highlights:
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2 comments:

  1. I just noticed he's doing one of those "pitch an invisible ball" poses. I wonder when Topps stopped doing those types of poses.

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