Thursday, January 2, 2014

TTM Goodness: Five 80's Pitchers

First, a quick reminder to vote in the second round of the finals brackets of my silly tournament.

Second, let's clear some space in my 'Unposted TTM' folder, eh? Today, we have five pitchers from the 1980's.

Jeff Montgomery spent 12 years with the Royals, garnering 3 All Star bids and various relief accolades. He spent one year in the majors, his rookie year of 1987, with the Reds, pitching in a mere 19.1 innings, earning him a card in the Topps set. Signed is a 1988 Topps #447.

Guy Hoffman spent six years in the majors, playing for the White Sox, Cubs, Reds, and Rangers. He followed his MLB career with a 3-year stint in Japan for the Orix Blue Wave. In his year with the Reds (1987) he saw 22 starts and 14 relief appearances. Signed is a 1988 Fleer #235.

Scott Brown was drafted by the Reds in 1975 and spent 7 years in the minors before debuting in 1981. He'd pitch 13 innings in 10 games amassing a 2.77 ERA. This would turn out to be his entire career stat line, as he was out of baseball after the 1983 season with the Royals minor league. Signed is a 1982 Fleer #60.

Bob Shirley pitched for 11 years with the Padres, Cardinals, Reds, Yankees, and Royals. He pitched a single year for the Reds, 1982, gathering 8 wins. Signed is a 1983 Topps #112.

Jim Kern had a nice 13 year career with the Indians, Rangers, Reds, White Sox, Phillies, Brewers, and Indians again. He went back-to-back-to-back All Star appearances in '77, '78, and '79, the first two with Cleveland and the third with Texas. In 1979 he would finish 4th in Cy Young voting. He only spent one year with the Reds, 1982. Signed is a 1983 Donruss #355.

Go Reds,

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