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Fenway
01-15-2008, 06:49 AM
Pitcher Don Cardwell, an unsung member of the 1969 Miracle Mets who made vital contributions to the Amazins' late-season run, died Monday. He was 72.


Cardwell, whose career highlight was a no-hitter he pitched for the Cubs in 1960, was mostly a journeyman during his 14-year career. The righthander pitched for five teams, compiling a 102-138 record with a 3.92 ERA.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/2008/01/15/2008-01-15_miracle_met_don_cardwell_dies_at_72-3.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/img/2008/01/15/amd_doncardwell_1.jpg

Taliesinrk
01-15-2008, 08:11 AM
Cardwell, whose career highlight was a no-hitter he pitched for the Cubs in 1960, was mostly a journeyman during his 14-year career. The righthander pitched for five teams, compiling a 102-138 record with a 3.92 ERA.


Wow.. It's amazing to compare the ERA of those times vs. the record. That ERA would be awesome today.. let alone being owned by a "journeyman"

johnr1note
01-15-2008, 08:27 AM
Cubs fans want to forget Don's contributions to the 69 Mets. He was, in effect, their #4 starter late in the year.

By today's standards, he might be a solid number 3 starter. He played for some simply awful teams as well.

wilburaga
01-15-2008, 09:44 AM
Pitcher Don Cardwell, an unsung member of the 1969 Miracle Mets who made vital contributions to the Amazins' late-season run, died Monday. He was 72.


Cardwell, whose career highlight was a no-hitter he pitched for the Cubs in 1960, was mostly a journeyman during his 14-year career. The righthander pitched for five teams, compiling a 102-138 record with a 3.92 ERA.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/2008/01/15/2008-01-15_miracle_met_don_cardwell_dies_at_72-3.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/img/2008/01/15/amd_doncardwell_1.jpg

One of the moments when you suspected that the '69 Mets were magical was September 12 when Koosman and Cardwell (with 1 inning from Tug McGraw) combined to sweep the Pirates in Pittsburgh by identical 1-0 scores.

W

voodoochile
01-15-2008, 10:07 AM
Cubs fans want to forget Don's contributions to the 69 Mets. He was, in effect, their #4 starter late in the year.

By today's standards, he might be a solid number 3 starter. He played for some simply awful teams as well.

The higher mound didn't hurt either. Today the best ERA's are 1-1.5 runs higher than the best ERA's of the 60's. That translates into a 5.0 ERA for DON today which really isn't something to write home about.

Edit: and golf balls passing for baseballs and bulked up roidboys posing as baseball players.

Taliesinrk
01-15-2008, 10:14 AM
The higher mound didn't hurt either. Today the best ERA's are 1-1.5 runs higher than the best ERA's of the 60's. That translates into a 5.0 ERA for DON today which really isn't something to write home about.

Edit: and golf balls passing for baseballs and bulked up roidboys posing as baseball players.

I completely agree. I was just noting how much the game has changed..

chaerulez
01-15-2008, 12:36 PM
His career ERA+ was 95, which is ERA adjusted for the era with 100 being average. So based on the era he played he was slighty below average. I don't think it's fair to say that his ERA would automatically translate the same to the present day.

LITTLE NELL
01-15-2008, 05:21 PM
Moose Moryn made a hell of a shoestring catch for the last out to save the no-hitter. Im not sure but was that Cardwells 1st start after being traded to the Cubs?

Dick Allen
01-15-2008, 06:30 PM
Moose Moryn made a hell of a shoestring catch for the last out to save the no-hitter. Im not sure but was that Cardwells 1st start after being traded to the Cubs?Yes, it was his Cubs debut. I remember being in the car, my dad had it on the radio, and Jack Quinlan went nuts on that last out. This is when I was too young to hate the flubs yet.