Monday, August 1, 2011

1983 mike krukow

mike krukow was traded by the phillies to the giants in december of 1982 after just one season in the city of brotherly love. here is his 1983 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
krukow was unable to post another winning record in 1983, going 11-11 with an era just under 4. in fact, he didn't have a winning record again until his marvelous 1986 season in which he was 20-9 and finished 3rd in the cy young voting. looking at his game log from 1983, i am intrigued by one of his starts. details are sketchy, but krukow was pulled for a pinch hitter from his may 12 start against the reds by manager frank robinson after 6 innings in which he had given up an unearned run, but no hits (he had walked 4). the giants were up 4-1 at the time and krukow wound up with the win (his first as a giant). he also threw a 2-hitter against the padres in june.

it is worth noting that krukow had 5 career home runs, 4 more than his position playing play-by-play partner, duane kuiper.

voici à vous, 1983 mike krukow!

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