Dick Hyde

1959 Topps

Almost exclusively a relief pitcher, Hyde spent six seasons in the major leagues, pitching for the Washington Senators for all but his final year, which he spent with the Baltimore Orioles. Hyde had a great year in 1958, leading the American League in saves with 19 and in games finished (44). He posted an ERA of 1.75 that season and had 49 strikeouts in 103 innings of work. Hyde finished 12th in MVP voting after the season. The season was a bit of an outlier though as Hyde’s career ERA of 3.56 is greatly enhanced by his performance in 1958. His next lowest ERA came in 1957 and was 4.12 and he only totaled six saves in the remaining five years of his career.


Hyde is one of the few players who I have two questionnaires from. This first one is from around 2007. The one below is from last year.


As you can see, a few things changed. But not too much.

Dick Hyde career stats

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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