Friday, June 14, 2013

1977 Topps Baseball #544 - Gary Ross

  • This was the last season for Gary Ross. Ross was a member of the California starting rotation to start the season. He missed two weeks in April and two more weeks in June due to injury. Gary tried to pitch in spite of the arm woes, but he finally had surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow in July.
  • Ross tried to come back from his arm injury in 1978, but he was sent home in early March after he was unable to throw batting practice. That was it for Gary's pitching career.
  • Gary had the distinction of allowing Henry Aaron's final career home run (#755) on 20 July 1976.
  • 1977 Stats: 2-4, 5.55 ERA in 14 games (12 starts)
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • May 27 - Allowed one run in seven innings to earn his final career win as the Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1.
  • Other card blogs: 1969, 1971, 1973


  1. The newspaper story is incorrect. Dick Drago gave up Aaron's last home run.