Monday, May 30, 2016

#464 Jim Roland


Judging by the picture; oh, happy man....veteran entering his last big league season....came out of the Twins organization a decade earlier....never really got an established role but did pitch well at times....had a nice albeit short stint in 1963with 4-1 record, 2.57 ERA....could not follow up in 1964....demoted to AAA as Twins went to World Series 1965....comeback a long struggle....got in 35 inning 1967 for Twins, 61 in ’68 in full season...sold to Oakland next season...responded by having best campaign going 5-1 with 2.19 ERA....next two season held his own but workload was halved as the A’s bullpen developed...could not get untracked in 1972, a drifter for 3 teams, A’s, Yankees, and Texas....released thereafter with no comeback attempt....passed away in 2010.




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  1. Jim must have just witnessed one of the Oakland A's Ball girls bending over to pick up a Ball.....Ha!

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