Saturday, July 30, 2011

1981 bob knepper

bob knepper was traded in december of 1980 to the astros for enos cabell. here is his 1981 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
for the third year in a row, knepper won just 9 games. however, this was 1981 - the strike-shortened season - and knepper did it while posting a miniscule 2.18 era. he was named to the all-star team, and he pitched two scoreless innings in relief (striking out willie randolph, george brett and rod carew along the way) in the game. his astros also made the postseason, but lost to the dodgers in 5 games in the division series. knepper started game 3 in that series (the potential clincher for the astros), and took the loss with 5 innings pitched and three runs allowed, including steve garvey's first inning two-run bomb.

voici à vous, 1981 bob knepper!

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