In the lineage of great baseball pitchers its rather easy to forget about certain guys or lesser known names but the other day when opening up a pack baseball cards (yes I still do that) I was reminded of a guy who had a pretty soild pitching career. When I opened up a pack of score 1991 baseball cards a friend from Chicago brought back from Chicago I pulled a Bob Welch card.
to the back of his baseball card and looking down at the bottom of it
will show you that Welch had a solid career with a win-loss record of
211-146. Further examination will lead you to come to the fact that
he is that last pitcher in baseball history to win 25 games or more
in one season. During in the 1990 season he went 27-6 with a 2.95
ERA in one of the best pitching seasons of all-time. Welch went on to
make the last of his 2 all-star appearances and win the Cy Young
award in that same season in 1990.
think its a shame that I was so ignorant to the great numbers he put
up in the 1990 season. Sorry Bob Welch but I’m just a young kid who
finally caught on.