Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1976 Topps #16 - Bob Apodaca


Bob Apodaca spent five years with the Mets (1973-1977), compiling a 16-25 record with a 2.84 ERA and 26 saves. His best season was 1975 when he was 3-4 with 13 saves and a 1.49 ERA. He had an elbow injury that caused him to miss the '78 season. He pitched 2 games in AAA in 1979--the Mets released him after the season. He didn't pitch in 1980, then tried to come back in AA in 1981. He pitched six games before retiring.
After his pitching career, he spent several years as a pitching coach in the Mets organization. He was the pitching coach for the Mets from 1996-1999 and for the Brewers from 2000-2001. Bob has been the pitching coach for the Colorado Rockies since 2003.

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