Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#455 - Bob Knepper

What a card: Bob Knepper was coming of what some termed a "turnaround season" given his 6-13 record in 1983 and 15-10 record in 1984. But his season wasn't all that different from the previous year when you look at the other stats. Just some hard luck in '83.

My observation on the front: There's a lot of snow on that card.

More opinion from me: Knepper was one of those guys who I disliked when he was with the Giants and liked when he was with the Astros.

Something you might know: Knepper is the winningest lefty in Astros history. He pitched the famed Game 6 of the 1986 NLCS that the Mets won in 16 innings. He started the game and shut out the Mets for eight innings before New York scored three in the ninth to send it into extra innings.

Something you might not know: A very religious man, Knepper caught major flack in 1988 when he said that women shouldn't be umpires and later described the National Organization for Women as "a bunch of lesbians." The controversy was touched off when Triple A umpire Pam Postema worked a major league spring training game. Interestingly, during his comments about women umpires, Knepper complimented Postema's umpiring skills.

My observation on the back: I wish we were still calling closers "firemen."

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Paul said...

They aren't called firemen because they don't come in to put out a fire.

night owl said...