Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1979 darold knowles

former expo darold knowles signed with the cardinals as a free agent in february of 1979.  here's his subsequent 1979 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
knowles was quite the vagabond towards the end of his career, and saint louis would be the last stop.  in 1979, he went 2-5 with 6 saves in 48 games.  his era was 4.07 - a marked increase from his 2.38 era he posted with the expos in 1978.  the cardinals brought him back in 1980, but knowles had a really short leash.  in his first appearance he provided a perfect inning of relief, striking out willie stargell in the process.  his second appearance didn't go so well.  knowles came on with one out and a runner on base in the 6th inning of a game against the pirates who were down by a run.  knowles promptly gave up a home run to dave parker followed by a double, a run scoring fielder's choice, a single and a groundout.  he took the loss and shortly after that appearance, knowles was released.

voici à vous, 1979 darold knowles!

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