Tuesday, September 10, 2013

1971 Topps #645: Jim Maloney

Jim Maloney played all but his final season with the Cincinnati Reds during his 12 year career between 1960-1971.  Maloney pitched in his only World Series against the Yankees in 1961.  His personal best seasons, however, were probably in 1963 (23 Wins, 2.77 ERA, 265 SO) and 1965 (20 Wins, 2.54 ERA, 244 SO).  Maloney also made the All-Star team in 1965, finishing the season as the league leader in Shutouts.  He was also a member of the 1970 Reds team that made it to the World Series under first year manager, Sparky Anderson, but never pitched during the postseason.  Maloney was traded to the California Angels prior to the 1971 season, where he pitch in only 30 innings and finish out his playing career.  He was traded to the Cardinals and then Giants for the 1972 season, but Maloney never played a game with either team.    

BV: $15.00
Cost: $3.00
Condition: VG-EX 4.0
Completion: 729 of 752

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