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Sunday, July 8, 2012

1974 All Star Project: NL Bullpen

Finishing the 1974 All Star Project with the National League pitching staff.
Ken Brett: George Brett's older brother played in the majors for 14 seasons, on 10 different teams. 1974 was the only All Star team he would make. A great hitter, his .310 batting average was higher than six of the eight starting position players on the Pirates in 1974, a team that won the National League Eastern division title.

Ken was credited with the win in this game, pitching scoreless 4th and 5th innings.
Buzz Capra: Like Ken Brett, 1974 was the only All Star game Buzz Capra would make. He was in the middle of best big league season, he would finish 16–8 with a NL leading 2.28 earned run average.

He did not pitch in the game.
Steve Carlton: A dominate ace, Lefty would be named to 10 All Star games and win 4 NL Cy Young Awards during his Hall of Fame career. In 1974 he led the NL with 240 strikeouts.

He did not pitch in the game.
Mike Marshall: The leading bullpen workhorse in the National League, Marshall made the All Star team in both 1974 and 1975. He led the league in appearances 4 times, including a record 106 games in in 1974. He was also named the Cy Young Award winner in 1974.

In this game, he pitched the final two innings without giving up a run.
Jon Matlack: This was the first of what would be 3 consecutive All Star appearances for the Mets lefthander. He would win the MVP of the 1975 game.

He pitched a scoreless sixth inning for the NL. 
Lynn McGlothen: Appearing on his only career All Star team, Lynn McGlothen would finish the season with a 16–12 record with an impressive 2.70 ERA.

He pitched a perfect 7th inning for the NL.
Steve Rogers: As the lone rep for the lowly Expos, this was the 1st of 5 career All Star appearances for Rogers. He would end the season with a league leading 22 losses. In 1982, he would start the the All Star Game for the NL.

He did not pitch in this game.

Interesting in seeing all the cards for this project? You can view them here.

1 comments:

Matthew R said...

I wonder why Ken Brett played for so many teams

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