Saturday, March 20, 2010

1976 Topps #388 - Stan Perzanowski

  • Stan Perzanowski pitched in five seasons in the majors from 1971-1978. Stan was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1968. He made several stops in the minors before getting his first shot with the White Sox in 1971. Perzanowski was 0-1 with one save and a 12.00 ERA in 5 games for the White Sox in 1971.

  • Stan spent the next three seasons pitching in the minors for Tucson and Iowa. He came back up to the Whte Sox for a couple of weeks in May 1974 and had a 19.29 ERA in 2.1 innings. In February 1975 Stan was traded to the Texas Rangers for Steve Dunning.

  • In 1975 Perzanowski split the season between AAA Spokane and the Rangers. Stan was 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 12 games (8 starts) for the Rangers. He pitched in five games (0-0, 10.03 ERA) for the Rangers in 1976 before being traded to the Cleveland Indians for Fritz Peterson in late May. The Indians sent Stan to AAA Toledo to finish the 1976 season.

  • Late in spring training in 1977 Stan was sent to the California Angels to complete a previous trade for Bill Melton. Perzanowski was sent to AAA Salt Lake City, where he had a 6.10 ERA in 22 starts. Stan was released on August 16, 1977.

  • In 1978 Stan hooked up with the Minnesota Twins. He pitched for AAA Toledo until late July. Stan pitched for the Twins for the remainder of the 1978 season and was 2-7 with a 5.24 ERA in 13 games (7 starts).

  • Perzanowski was released by the Twins in February of 1979. Later in the 1979 season he pitched in four games for AAA Toledo and then retired.

  • Stan is a cousin of pitcher Ron Perranoski.

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