Last week I nabbed my seventh Twins radio trivia answer, or rather, someone with a name really similar to mine from the same city! Kris Atteberry mispronounced my name, then eventually corrected it, and then mispronounced it again. Oh well. Q: Which Twins pitcher has the most innings pitched in a season without starting a game? A: Bill “Soupy” Campbell with 167 2/3 innings in 1976. My inital guess was Mike Marshall, but he started one game (and it was fewer innings). Next was Ron Perranoski, and finally when I saw Campbell’s total was higher than Marshall’s, I submitted him FTW.
Offy from Sports Syzygy bit at my most recent trade bait post and for three BoSox relics he swapped the cards below. I should not have doubted his ability to take a whack at my ’90s wantlists; he included a pair of nice ’95 Pucketts that I’d been looking for for a long time.
clockwise, from top left: 2009 Upper Deck Signature Series Impressions #IMP-JN Joe Nathan auto; 2009 Topps T-206 Piedmont mini #FMA-19 Denard Span auto; 1995 Donruss Leaf Statistical Standouts #6 Kirby Puckett [4965/5000]; 1995 Donruss Leaf Gold Leaf Stars #13 Kirby Puckett [06269/10000]
Thanks again, Offy, you done good!