Bob Shirley

1981 Fleer

Shirley went 67-94 with a 3.82 ERA over 11 seasons in the majors. He came up in 1977 with the San Diego Padres and won 12 games, which would be his career high. He won 11 games and had seven saves for San Diego in 1980 in what was arguably his best year. He made stops in St. Louis and Cincinnati before finding his way to the New York Yankees in 1983. Shirley served as an effective arm in the New York bullpen for almost five seasons. The Yankees released him in June of 1987 and he caught on with the Kansas City Royals for three games before the team released him. Shirley spent 1988 in Triple A and retired following the season.


Bob Shirley – career stats 

1986 Topps


Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, punk rocker ... I am actually in the (a) Hall of Fame. They said to never trust anyone over 30 and now I am so far past that point, spinning aimlessly and still trying to figure out my place in the world.

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