Tuesday, April 29, 2014

#287 - Walt Terrell

What a card: This is Walt Terrell's last Topps card with the Mets (he only had two). He was traded in December 1984 to the Tigers for third baseman Howard Johnson.

My observation on the front: That blurry pitching hand is very '70s/'80s.

More opinion from me: I always felt sorry for Terrell because he was dealt away from a team that would win the World Series in two years to a team that had won the World Series the year before he arrived. He pitched for the 1987 Tigers that reached the ALCS, but Terrell would never pitch for a World Series team.

Something you might know: Terrell was known for his prowess at Tiger Stadium. During his career with Detroit, he was 52-24 with a 3.40 ERA. Away from Tiger Stadium, he went 59-100 with a 4.50 ERA.

Something you might not know: Terrell surrendered a home run to Jose Canseco in Tiger Stadium in 1986 that gave Canseco a home run in every American League park.

My observation on the back: Willie Mays still has the most at-bats in All-Star games with 75.

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Tony L. said...

I watched Terrell pitch for the Mets in the previous year against the Cubs at Wrigley. The Cubs completed a 4-game sweep of the Mets in that game in August of 1984, setting up Leon Durham's booted ground ball against the Padres in the NLCS later that year.

Phantom Dreamer said...

Great Mets uniform.