Friday, February 6, 2015

1968 Topps NL Leading Firemen: Ted Abernathy, Roy Face, Frank Linzy

Ted Abernathy was the Fireman of the Year in 1965 with the Cubs, leading the league with 31 saves. In 1966 he was dealt to the Braves who let him slip through their hands. The Reds picked him up in the Rule 5 draft after the 1966 season. Abernathy rewarded them with 28 saves and another Fireman of the Year award.

By 1967 Elroy Face was a wiley bullpen veteran. At 39 years old he had led the league in saves 3 times (1958, 1961, 1962) and won the Firman of the Year award in 1962. His 17 saves and 7 wins was enough for 2nd place in the N.L. in 1967.

In his 3rd full MLB season, Frank Linzy also had 17 saves and 7 wins for the Giants.

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