ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL
100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#26 LARRY JASTER
ATLANTA BRAVES 1970, 1972
The picture above is probably Larry's career Brave highlight, a left jab to the chin of Willie Davis during a 10-1 Dodger win on April 19, 1970.
Larry had a pretty good beginning to his career, winning 11 games at age 22 for the 1966 Cardinals. By the time he reached the Braves in 1970, his career was already pretty much over. He won one game in 1970, and added one more win on September 8, 1972, despite giving up three walks and two hits in 1.2 innings in that game.
Larry Jaster is one of only two twentieth century players listed in Baseball Reference that ever attended my alma mater, Georgia State University. Marvelous "Marv" Rackley who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the late 40's was the other.
Come on! Only two? And Jaster didn't even finish at Georgia State!
Apparently there is a current pitcher for the Phillies named David Buchanan who attended Georgia State. Keep 'em flyin' big blue!
I wouldn't normally include a 21st century player's picture
on this blog, but I'll make an exception for a former Georgia State pitcher.