ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL 100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#42 BOB PRIDDY
ATLANTA BRAVES 1969-1971
Bob spent the last couple of seasons of his 9 year career with the Braves. Never a big winner (24-38 career record), Bob did manage to save 12 games during his time with the Braves. He also gets bonus points (As does Steve Barber, Ron Herbel and Tom House) for pitching in the first game I ever went to against the Giant on July 19, 1971. Bob was the losing pitcher in that game, but the participation is what's important in this case.
His best game as a Brave may have been on August 12, 1970, when he relieved a struggling Phil Niekro and pitched six innings and gave up only one hit and picking up the victory against the Expos.
I had so many copies of Bob' 1971 TOPPS card that I feel obligated to show a picture of the back of it in addition to the front.
|Card emphasized that Bob ranked highly in the 1970 NL Fireman Derby.|
And I still loved when the race for the most saves
was referred to as a "Fireman Derby!"