Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#537 Bob Locker

a pure fireman never started a game.... started up with the White Sox in 1965...after a season middle relief took over closer role...far and away career season was 1967 when he lead AL 77 appearances...had 20 saves and 2.09 ERA....after a serviceable follow up in 1968, had a poor start in 1969 and wound up in Seattle where he regained effectiveness...traded to Oakland in 1970 as the club was becoming a contender....a  cog in exceptionally effective Oakland A’s bullpen by committee...certainly not as notable as Fingers or Knowles but chipped in...went 13-3 in 1971-72....Surprisingly did not play a strong role in playoff run of 1972....traded to Cubs for 1973 where he once re-established himself as a closer...success was short lived, did not play in 1974 and had a failed comeback in 1975.

1 comment:

  1. His 1974 Traded Topps card had him going from the Cubs to the A's, and didn't need an airbrush job, they just used a picture from 1972. Plus, his 1973 card had one of the worst airbrushed uniform jobs ever.