Thursday, December 23, 2021

We remember Dave May (1943-2012)


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Dave May was born in Delaware on this day in 1943.   He broke with the Orioles in 1967 but had a very difficult time getting playing time on a team that had Frank Robinson in right, Paul Blair in center and Don Buford in left.    He was also behind Marv Rettmund and Curt Motton, a couple of other very promising young players.

In 1970, May was traded to Milwaukee and that's where he enjoyed some good seasons.   His best year was 1973:  .303 average, 25 HR & 93 RBI.  

Nevertheless, he will always be the answer to a great trivia question.    After 1974, Dave May was traded to Atlanta for Hank Aaron.

May retired after the 1978 and died in 2012.    He was a fun player to watch as I recall.

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Happy # 79 Jerry Koosman


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Jerry Koosman was born in Appleton, Minnesota, on this day in 1942.   He broke with the Mets in 1967 and was part of that young pitching staff that included Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan, 

He won 19 in 1968 and 17 in 1969, or the year that the Mets beat the Orioles in the World Series.   

Koosman was 140-137 with the Mets with a 3.09 ERA & 109 complete games, or an indication that he pitched well with a lot of bad teams.    He was traded to the Twins and won 39 games in 3 seasons.

Overall, Koosman won 222 with a career 3.36 ERA.    Wonder how many games he would have won with better teams?   My guess is that it would have at least 275 games and we'd be talking about Koosman in the Hall of Fame.

Great left hander!

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