Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1976 Topps #108 - Don Kirkwood

  • Don Kirkwood pitched in the majors from 1974-1978. He earned a September call-up after going 9-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 1974 for AA El Paso. Don pitched in 3 games for the Angels in 1974 (8.59 ERA in 7.1 innings).

  • Kirkwood went 6-5 with a 3.11 ERA (mostly in relief) in 1975. He was converted to a starter in 1976 and was 6-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 26 starts. Don went back to the bullpen in 1977 and was 1-0 with a 5.19 ERA before being traded to the Chicago White Sox on June 15. His stats with the White Sox (1-1, 5.13) were very similar to his stats with the Angels.

  • The Toronto Blue Jays purchased Kirkwood before the 1978 season. He went 4-5, 4.24 as a swingman with the Blue Jays. Don had arm trouble and was released during spring training in 1979.

1 comment:

  1. There was a bully that lived down the street from me named Kirkwood in the mid-70's. I didn't like getting Don Kirkwood cards.