Wednesday, April 15, 2009

1976 Topps #39 - Pete Broberg

Pete Broberg compiled a 41-71 (.366 pct) lifetime record with a 4.62 ERA for four teams. Pete started with the Senators/Rangers and pitched there from 1971-1973. He spent 1974 in the minors and then was traded to Milwaukee. His best year was in 1975 when he went 14-16 with a 4.13 ERA for the Brewers. He dropped to 1-7, 4.97 in 1976 and then was selected by the Mariners in the expansion draft. He was traded to the Cubs and went 1-2, 4.75 as a reliever. He was then traded to the A's in 1978 where he went 10-12, 4.62.
In 1979, Broberg signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who gave him a choice of going to Triple-A or being released. "I went home," Broberg said. "They still had to pay me, and the Dodgers paid my way through law school." Broberg went on to be a lawyer and now owns his own firm in West Palm Beach." (link here)


  1. Pete Broberg is one of the major-leaguers from Dartmouth. Thanks to Pete, they had a team good enough to go to the College World Series in 1970.

  2. Broberg was just another tired veteran for the Cubs in the 70's.