BASEBALL CARD FRIDAY ' 74 Highlights
No-hitters hurled by Steve Busby, Dick Bosman and Nolan RyanThere's a zeitgeist about no-hitters so today I feature a card from 1975 about 3 guys from 1974 who pitched a no-no.
The back of the card gives you all the info.
Nolan Ryan you know. He is the greatest pitcher of all time. He threw 7 no-hitters, struck out 5,714 and beat up Robin Ventura.
Steve BusbyMr. Busby pitched for Kansas City, threw 2 no hitters, made a couple of All Star teams but his career was cut short because of injury. I don't remember that much about him because I lived in a national league city and he was in the A.L. Back then, the specialty items, like baseball coins, 3-d cards, etc would usually feature one guy from each team and from that time period it was either Amos Ottis or Lou Pinnela.
One interesting fact about Steve Busby: After returning from an arm injury his doctors put Mr. Busby on a pitch count, making him the first player to start that crap. Even though I wasn't around, I like the old days when two starting pitchers would throw 9 innings or more if it went into extras.
I remember Dick Bosman because he was the one player featured on the Washington Senators. It was either him or Frank Howard. Mr. Bosman threw his no-hitter against the defending World Champion A's and would have had a perfect game but someone made an error in the 4th inning. That someone; Dick Bosman.
Mr. Bosman started the last game for the Washington Senators franchise and the next year started the first game for the Texas Rangers.
I declare today Steve Busby, Dick Bosman and Nolan Ryan day.
Also, I just got the '74 Highlight card a couple months ago from Tom Brunelle, a cool guy who saw baseball card theater and gave me a big storage box of his old cards.
So today is Tom Brunelle Day too. So live it up.
Have a good weekend. I'm taking Maggie to her first Dodger game tonight. I hope she doesn't get drunk.