Dave LaRoche

David Eugene LaRoche
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: May 14, 1948 in Colorado Springs, CO
Drafted: 5th round 1967 by the California Angels

 

Dave was a longtime relief pitcher in the big leagues, occasionally donning the closer's mantle. He served one season on the Mets coaching staff. Pictured here on 1975 Topps, and below on a Chilly Willee disc.

PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT   H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO  SV   ERA
=========================================================================
1970 Cal AL  38  0  0   49.2  4  1 .800  41  20  19  44  21   0   4  3.44
1971 Cal AL  56  0  0   72.0  5  1 .833  55  21  20  63  27   0   9  2.50
1972 Min AL  62  0  0   95.1  5  7 .417  72  33  30  79  39   0  10  2.83
1973 Chi NL  45  0  0   54.1  4  1 .800  55  37  35  34  29   0   4  5.80
1974 Chi NL  49  4  0   92.0  5  6 .455 103  54  49  49  47   0   5  4.79
1975 Cle AL  61  0  0   82.1  5  3 .625  61  26  20  94  57   0  17  2.19
1976 Cle AL  61  0  0   96.1  1  4 .200  57  25  24 104  49   0  21  2.24
1977 2teams  59  0  0  100.0  8  7 .533  79  44  39  79  44   0  17  3.51
1978 Cal AL  59  0  0   95.2 10  9 .526  73  35  30  70  48   0  25  2.82
1979 Cal AL  53  1  0   85.2  7 11 .389 107  54  53  59  32   0  10  5.57
1980 Cal AL  52  9  1  128.0  3  5 .375 122  62  58  89  39   0   4  4.08
1981 N Y AL  26  1  0   47.0  4  1 .800  38  16  13  24  16   0   0  2.49
1982 N Y AL  25  0  0   50.0  4  2 .667  54  19  19  31  11   0   0  3.42
1983 N Y AL   1  0  0    1.0  0  0 ----   2   2   2   0   0   0   0 18.00
=========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 648 15  1 1049.1 65 58 .528 919 448 411 819 459   0 126  3.53

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT   H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO  SV   ERA
=========================================================================
1977 Cle AL  13  0  0   18.2  2  2 .500  15  13  11  18   7   0   4  5.30
1977 Cal AL  46  0  0   81.1  6  5 .545  64  31  28  61  37   0  13  3.10

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This is a list of the Dave LaRoche cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

1977 Chilly Willee

 

1971 Topps #174

1972 Topps #352
1972 Topps #352
(autographed)

1973 Topps #426

1974 Topps #502

1975 Topps #258

1976 SSPC #510
1976 Topps #21

1977 Chilly Willee disc
1977 Pepsi-Cola
disc with glove
1977 Topps #385

1978 SSPC #197 (autographed)
1978 Topps #454

1979 O-Pee-Chee #317
1979 Topps #601

1980 Topps #263

1981 Fleer #285
1981 Topps #529

1982 Topps #142

1983 Topps #333
1983 Topps #334
(Super Veteran)

1989 Coca-Cola White Sox #4 (Coaching Staff)

1989-90 T&M Senior League #65

1990 Swell (CMC) Baseball Greats #108

1992 Kahn's Mets #28

Other Dave LaRoche memorabilia in my collection:

1977 Royal Crown Cola commemorative can

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