Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TTM Goodness: Tekulve, Redus, Foster

Kent Tekulve was signed by the Pirates in 1969 then debuted for them in 1974. He made a name for himself as a near-everyday reliever, pitching in 90 games in three separate seasons. He held, or holds, a dozen records, most notably most innings in relief for an NL pitcher, most consecutive games pitched, and most relief appearances in all of baseball. Not bad. Slick shades, to boot. A few years in Philly, then a season in Cincy in 1989, and he'd call it a career. Signed is a 1989 Topps Traded #116.

Gary Redus was drafted by the Reds in 1978 and debuted for them in 1982. He would spend four seasons in Cincy, followed by time in Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Texas. He fit for the cycle for the Pirates, fittingly against the Reds. He would retire in 1994, with a solid 322 stolen bases. Signed is a 1984 Topps #475.

Steve Foster was drafted by Cincy and debuted for them in 1991. He would spend his entire three-year big-league career in Red, pitching in 59 games from 1991 to 1993, compiling a lifetime 2.41 ERA. He's currently the bullpen coach for the Royals. Signed is a 1992 Stadium Club #826.

Go Reds. And Royals.


  1. That Teke is great. He has had some serious health problems lately so it is cool he signed for you.

    1. Yeah, heart transplant in September, right? I'm a little backed up on my TTM folder. I think this came back around June.