Thursday, December 18, 2008

1990 Donruss, Calvin Schiraldi

#672 Calvin Schiraldi

The first thing I noticed when I looked at Calvin's stats was how much he bounced around. When I think of him, I always picture him as a member of the Red Sox. But, he only spent two seasons in Boston. Before that it was two seasons with the Mets. After Boston, it was two seasons with the Cubs before spending two seasons in San Diego. He then made three appearances with Texas and spent some time in AAA before calling it quits.

All in all, he was a pretty average relief pitcher who had a couple of really good years. So why did he bounce around every couple of years? Was he not a very good teammate? Or was he good trade bait? After all, he and another player got the Red Sox Lee Smith and was traded from the Mets to the Sox to the Cubs to the Padres.

Calvin was the losing pitcher in games six and seven of the 1986 World Series.


night owl said...

Schiraldi had a great fastball, but he was rather wild. Maybe that was it.

zman40 said...

That's a good point. I didn't even bother to look at his walk numbers.