Wednesday, November 14, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #372 - Rich Folkers

  • Rich Folkers was at the end of his career in 1977. Rich was waived by the San Diego Padres during spring training. Folkers was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers and assigned to AAA Spokane.
  • Rich came up for a couple of weeks in May and June and appeared in three games. Those were the last appearances of his major league career.
  • After the 1977 season Folkers was traded to the Detroit Tigers (with Jim Slaton) for Ben Oglivie. The Tigers cut Rich during spring training in 1978 and that was it for his professional pitching career.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Spokane (AAA) - 5-7, 7 saves, 4.55 ERA in 46 games (4 starts)
    • Milwaukee Brewers - 0-1, 4.26 ERA in 3 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • Aug 5 - Was credited with a save after getting the last four outs of a 15-7 Spokane victory over Tacoma. At the time he entered the game Spokane was leading 11-7. The bases must have been loaded when Rich came in.
  • Other card blogs: 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976

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