Wednesday, August 18, 2010

1978 jim slaton

jim slaton was traded by the brewers to the tigers in december of 1977.  here is his 1978 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
slaton was traded with rich folkers for ben oglivie.  folkers was released by the tigers prior to the start of the 1978 season, and while slaton spent just the 1978 season with detroit, he made it count, winning a career high 17 games.  he became a free agent after the season and re-signed with the brewers.  this means that the tigers really lost out on the trade as oglivie had some huge seasons for milwaukee.  he and slaton helped the brew crew make their first two postseason appearances in 1981 and 1982, and slaton was the winning pitcher in game 4 of the '82 world series.

voici à vous, 1978 jim slaton!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this i did not know this until now and that was surprising to read..
    What's wrong with the teams who lets good player be traded just that.. Anyways, i am not in the position to question them (sorry for that). But to point it out i have notice those players that has been traded brings winnings to the new team he is with. A very good performance by them.