Saturday, February 2, 2013
1978 Topps, Andy Hassler
#73 Andy Hassler
Oh boy, I am about done with my Topps Diamond Giveaway cards. There is only one more to go after this one and it will be a few days before I get to it. The one features Andy Hassler. I sent this card to him at the beginning of last May and I got it back about three weeks later. I sent another card with this one and part of the signature ended up on the back of that card.
Andy pitched in the Majors for parts of fourteen seasons. He was well traveled and spent some time with the Angels (twice), Royals, Red Sox, Pirates, Mets, and Cardinals. He mostly relieved in his career and he finished with a 44-71 record with 29 saves and a 3.83 ERA. Andy had a career high of nine wins with the Royals in 1977 and ten saves with the Angels in 1980.
Nothing really stands out in Andy's stats. But something did stand out to me on Andy's transactions page. Andy changed teams six times. Out of the six times, he signed as a free agent twice. For the other four times, he was sold to the other team. He was never traded for another player.