FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#57 STEVE BARBER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1970-1972
Steve probably gets the high rating on this list because of the fact that his baseball cards listed him as a former 20-game winner and two-time all-star. I really couldn't believe it, when I looked it up and his career win total for the Braves was...3. It sure seemed like more at the time. One of those victories came by Steve pitching a perfect 17th inning in a 2-1 victory over the Mets. He started the first Braves game (July 19, 1971) I ever went to, so he gets some points for that. I'm willing to overlook that he didn't make it out of the first inning in that game.
And he did look pretty stylish on the 1971 card above.
Steve died in 2007 at the age of 68.