Friday, September 17, 2010

1976 Topps, Bob Apodaca

#16 Bob Apodaca

Here is the second card that Bob signed for me in May.

I mentioned in the last post that Bob only played in parts of five seasons with the Mets. In that timeframe, he pitched in 184 games for them (only 11 games were starts) and he posted a 16-25 reacord with 26 saves and a 2.86 ERA. His best year was probably the 1975 season when he posted a 1.49 ERA in 84.2 innings of work, while saving 13 games.

Bob seems like he was a very dependable relief pitcher. It's too bad his arm didn't hold up.

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