Sunday, November 29, 2009

1976 Topps #282 - Dan Osborn

  • Dan Osborn had a very short major league career. He made his major league debut on April 26, 1975 and pitched in his final major league game on September 23, 1975. He had a record of 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 24 games (58 innings) for the Chicago White Sox.
  • Dan Osborn was signed by the Cincinnati Reds in 1968. He pitched for several teams in the Reds organization from 1968-1974. The back of this card says he was the American Association Relief Pitcher of the year in 1973. Osborn was 8-3 with a 2.56 ERA in 109 innings that year. There is no record of how many saves he had.
  • After going 7-4 with a 3.87 ERA in 1974 (which was his poorest minor league season) Dan was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Mike Hedlund. As mentioned above, Osborn was in the majors for the entire 1975 season.
  • Osborn was traded with Ken Henderson and Dick Ruthven to the Atlanta Braves after the 1975 season for Larvell Blanks and Ralph Garr. The Braves assigned Dan to AAA Richmond, where he was 8-5 with six saves and a 2.63 ERA in 54 games. Osborn pitched in three games for Richmond in 1977 and that was it for his career.
  • According to Baseball Reference, Dan's nickname was Ozzie. Here is a video of Ozzy (not this one) doing Take me out to the Ball Game" in 2006.

1 comment:

  1. I liked the ChiSox original Ozzie better than the singer and the current Ozzie.