Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#563 Ray Sadecki #564 In Action - Ray Sadecki

Another long timer 18 seasons to be exact…Journeyman pitcher with 563 games, starting  328 of them… wracked by inconsistency and string along one or two good seasons then his ERA would balloon with a mediocre record…first two seasons 1960-61 were an adequate start….Hiccupped in 1962…mild comeback in 1963 with a 10-10 record…next was his one 20 game win season although ERA was ten points below career average of 3.70….a return to 1962 numbers occurred 1965…traded in early 1966 to San Francisco for Orlando Cepeda…risky trade for both clubs but fortunes favored the Birds….Ray floundered in his half season…Came back in the next two seasons with consecutive sub 3.00 ERA but just could tilt the win count from a 24-24 record…1969 signaled a start of secondary starter status to spot starter to middle reliever….Trade to Mets for 1970 and spent five there…last two seasons played with 6 clubs including two return trips to the Mets and Cardinals....passed away November 2014.

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