Monday, September 26, 2016

#417 Tom Hall

"The Blade" for his slender profile….6 foot tall, weighed at 150-160....talented but never established himself as either a full starter or full reliever….in 10 years, only one losing season 1971  his last one with the Twins….finished with a career 52-33 mark buoyed by 10-1 1972…. Started out with the Twins after tearing up the competition in the farm system….good call up 1968 and improvement in the next two successive years with a possible move to full time starter….1971 plans were offset by the Twins bullpen breakdown….after a few starts was pressed into service as bullpen specialist for majority of season….Traded to Reds and their rebound to contenders status….excellent 10-1 record….outstanding post season to boot....Played two more full seasons in the Queen city…. Career path eventually led to NYM and KC in undistinguished seasons….left the game in 1977


4 comments:

  1. A great airbrush job on this card, too.

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  2. Yes expertly done. Tom always will have a warm place in my heart, he was the winning pitcher in first game I ever saw 7/2/1970.

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  3. Never noticed it before but I'm thinking this picture was colorized, just like George Hendrick's 1972 card. Something about his skin tone looks off.

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  4. After some examination, there is something about Hall's skin tone, maybe the camera was too close and/or flash used. Hendrick is just a few cards away, I will compare his card to others in his career.

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