Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1981 rollie fingers

in december of 1980, rollie fingers (and his mustache) was traded by the padres in an 11 player deal(!) with saint louis.  that trade, however, is not the one that is reflected on his 1981 o-pee-chee card because 4 days after the future hall of famer was traded to the cardinals, they flipped him to the brewers.
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
all fingers did was go out and win the cy young and mvp award in his first season with the brew crew.  he had 28 saves, a 1.04 era, and a crazy 0.87 whip.  he had a win and a save in the alds against the yankees that year, just for good measure.  although the brewers would get back to the postseason (and all the way to the world series) in 1982, fingers was injured and unable to pitch in the playoffs or the fall classic.

voici à vous, 1981 rollie fingers!

1 comment:

  1. and the Cardinals won the World Series is the end of that story. Just sayin'...