Swings and misses

1981 Fleer

Danny Darwin pitched for 21 years in the big leagues, winning 171 games for nine teams. He came up with the Texas Rangers in 1978 and won 13 games for them in 1980. He led the National League in ERA (2.21) in 1990 while pitching for the Houston Astros. Darwin posted double-digits in wins seven times in his career. However, he suffered double-digit losses 11 times leading to 182 career losses.

1981 Fleer

A teammate of Darwin, Doc Medich won 124 games in 11 seasons the majors. He went 14-9 as a rookie for the New York Yankees in 1973 and finished third in the Rookie of the Year vote. Medich won 19 games for the Yankees in 1974 then 16 more in 1975. He eventually joined the Texas Rangers and had three straight years with double-digit wins for them. He concluded his career in 1982 with the Milwaukee Brewers. While with the Brewers, he pitched in his only World Series game, giving up six runs in two innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.

1989 Topps

Between 1982-1992, Tom Filer pitched in 67 games for four different teams, going 22-17 with a 4.25 ERA. Filer never appeared in more than 19 games in a season. His best year came for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1989 when he went 7-3 with a 3.61 ERA in 13 starts.

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