Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

1976 Topps #92 - Eduardo Rodriguez





  • Eduardo Rodriguez was a reliever and spot starter for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Kansas City Royals from 1973-1979. He went 9-7 with a 3.30 ERA as a 21-year-old for the Brewers in 1973. Rodriguez followed that with a 7-4, 3.63 year in 1974.
  • Eduardo had another good year in 1976 as a middle reliever (7-0, 3.49, 7 saves in 87 2/3 innings) but then gave a lot of those wins back in 1976 (5-12, 3.64 in 12 starts and 136 innings).
  • He had a couple more very average years (5-6, 4.35 in 1977; 5-5, 3.93 in 1978). He was purchased by the Royals before the 1979 season.
  • Rodriguez went 4-1 with a 4.84 ERA for the Royals in 1979, then was released in spring training of 1980.
  • Rodriguez holds the distinction (along with Scott Munninhoff and Eric Cammack) of hitting a triple in his only major league at bat. He did it in 1973.
  • He played in Puerto Rico after he left major league baseball.
  • Eduardo died of a heart attack on his 57th birthday at his home in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

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