Friday, June 18, 2010

1979 wayne twitchell

wayne twitchell, who was released by the expos on the eve of spring training in 1979, was signed by the mets just before the start of the season. here's his 1979 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
twitchell had his best season in 1973 with the phillies when he was used primarily as a starter and won 13 games with a 2.50 era for the last place phillies. for the majority of his career, however, he was used as a swing man - starting and relieving throughout the course of the season. in 1979, he rebounded from a poor april and may to pitch well in june, lowering his era by 2 runs and winning his first 3 decisions. in august, his contract was purchased by seattle, and he made his final 4 major league appearances in a mariners' road uniform.

voici à vous, 1979 wayne twitchell!

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