Tuesday, April 7, 2015

#608 Mike Corkins

Possibly his best game as a pro was overshadowed by a historic performance; Tom Seaver’s  19 strikeout performance on April 22, 1970….An original Padre drafted from Giants farm system in the 31st round....had less professional experience than most of his expansion peers and only saw some September action in 1969….started and ended 1970 with big club with a short stint in AAA sandwiched between…1971 saw more time in Hawaii AAA club with a September call up with no decisions….1972 and 1973 he was a regular serving as a spot starter and situational reliever for the Padres…In that time span played in 94 games, winning 11 and lost 17 ….Eventually lost playing time and was released in 1974....as the back of the card reads, a fair hitter for a pitcher, would hit 4 more in his next two years for SD.

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