Monday, February 14, 2011

Roger Erickson, 1980 Twins Yearbook


As I posted on Twitter, Rog always looked as if he'd skipped the week's boyscout meeting to join the major league free agent draft.  By looking at this mug, you'd never guess he was in the middle of a particularly heated brawl with the excellent Angels second sacker, Bobby Grich.  Proof positive that he was boy trapped in a man's body, with all the bad judgment associated with youth.

To me, he never fulfilled his early promise.

He was traded in  May, 1982, along with Butch Wynegar to the New York Yankees (see transactions section at link).  Never pitched in the majors again after 1983.

As Herb used to say...
...And the count rides along! - TT

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