Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1982 Donruss #345 Mike Proly

Wearing #30, right-hander Mike Proly pitched in 35 games for the 1981 Phillies, compiling a 2-1 record with a 3.86 ERA. He started two of those games (as a spot starter in September) and he also earned two saves. Only Sparky Lyle (49) and Ron Reed (39) appeared in more games for the Phillies than Mike during the strike-shortened 1981 season.

Mike was acquired from the Chicago White Sox on April 1, 1981, for Jay Loviglio. Almost exactly one year later, the Phillies released him at the end of Spring Training on March 29, 1982. Following his release, Mike signed with the Chicago Cubs, where he'd pitch for two seasons. He pitched briefly within the Toronto Blue Jays' system in 1984 before calling it a career.

Mike had four Phillies baseball cards. His first appeared in the 1981 Topps Traded set, and he appeared as a Phillie in the base Topps, Fleer and Donruss sets in 1982.

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