Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Series Preview - Phillies at Braves: July 2nd to July 4th

2019 Chachi 1971 Topps Missing Links #2
1971 Topps #507
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:20
SunTrust Park - Atlanta, GA

At the Ballpark:  On Tuesday night, all fans in attendance will receive a Braves All-Star poster, featuring the team's representative(s) in the upcoming 2019 All-Star Game.  A postgame fireworks show will follow Thursday night's game.  (I always find it odd when there are night games on a holiday.)

1971 Topps Missing Links:  Acquired from the White Sox on January 12th for Rick Joseph, Bucky Brandon spent the entire season in the Phillies bullpen and led the team in appearances with 52.  He appeared in the team's 1971 Photocard set, but he'd have to wait until 1972 to receive his first Topps card with the Phillies.  In three seasons with the club from 1971 to 1973, Brandon compiled a 15-17 record with a 4.06 ERA over 130 games.

The Phillies Room is taking a short summer break, and semi-regular posting will resume shortly.


Jim from Downingtown said...

Brandon wore #32 in 1971, the last Phillie to do so before Steve Carlton arrived the following year.

Steve F. said...

I never knew he was called Bucky before--I always knew him as Brandon from his 1972-3 Topps cards. But there he is in BBRef as Bucky Brandon.