30 July 2010

pat zachry through the mail success!

former dodger reliever pat zachry signed and returned 4 6 cards for me late last year.  they included his 1983 topps traded card,
his 1984 donruss card,
his 1984 topps card,
his 1985 topps card,
his 1978 topps card (cleanshaven pat!),
and his 1976 topps rookie card
that '76 card is more known for the guy right above him.  louisiana lightinin' or some such nonsense.  anyway, i was happy to receive the cards signed by zachry.  he was acquired by the dodgers from the mets after the 1982 season in exchange for jorge orta.

zachry pitched for the dodgers in 1983 and 1984.  in 1983, he went 6-1 with a 2.49 era in 60 games (one as a starter).  he followed that up with a 5-6 season with a 3.81 era and 2 saves in 58 games.  after the '84 season he was dealt to the phillies for al oliver.  he was roughed up in his last two appearances as a dodger, but his third to last game resulted in a 4 inning save despite the final score being 9-0.

although he appeared in only 10 games for the phillies in 1985, his final big league appearance came against the dodgers on may 29.  he pitched 2 innings, giving up 1 hit and no runs.  he also struck out 2 of his former teammates - bill russell and orel hershiser.

thanks pat!


cincykid said...

Figured you would destroy the 76 rookie card since he's pictured as a Cincinnati Red.

Captain Canuck said...

never heard of him.... but still very cool.