Tuesday, February 9, 2016

#509 Don McMahon

The Giant’s  journeyman reliever who sometimes got better with age.... career high win total of 10 in 1971 working on  a trade spanning from 1957 to 1974...Man in the Lindy McDaniel mode....off setting his 1971 win total was his career second worst 4.03 ERA....Extremely well travel...Resume include his origin as a Milwaukee Brave....debuted  in 1957 with a strong 1.57 ERA....named to all star team in sophomore season but finished up with a rather pedestrian 3.68 ERA, a figure well above his career average....better season in 1959 when he lead NL in appearances and lowered ERA by a run per 9 inning game.....career had ups and downs eventually became a Colt .45, Cleveland Indian, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tiger before finishing up with SF....Don gave fair effort to all clubs with no ERA over 3.35 for any team....Post season includes WS appearances in 1957, 1958, and 1968 and a NLCS 1971.....Released by resigned by Giants twice after 1972.....Oldest player in baseball 1973-74.....Released for good in 1974.....Died young at age 57.

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