Friday, January 13, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #69 - Jim Crawford

  • Jim "Catfish" Crawford was a reliever for the first four months of the 1977 season. He became a starter in August (while also making a few relief appearances) and made seven starts in August and September.
  • 1977 Stats: 7-8, 4.79 ERA in 37 games (7 starts)
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • June 21 - Earned his first American League win after relieving starter Dave Rozema in the third inning. Rozema developed a sore right shoulder and had to be taken out. Crawford finished the game and the Tigers beat the New York Yankees 5-2.
    • July 12 - Allowed no runs and four hits in a very long relief stint for an injured Mark Fidrych. Fidrych was removed from the game after retiring two batters. Crawford went the rest of the way and earned the victory as the Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1.
    • Aug 8 - Started his first game of the season and earned the 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Crawford went 7 1/3 innings and allowed one run on ten hits.
  • Other card blogs: 1974, 1976, 1976

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