ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL 100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#48 PETE VARNEY
ATLANTA BRAVES 1976
I realize the TOPPS card above is photo-shopped, but Pete never had a real Braves card.
Pete Varney came over to the Braves from the White Sox during the middle of the 1976 season for Blue Moon Odom. Blue Moon only pitched in eight games with the Sox before his career ended. Varney went 1-10 at the plate in his Brave career, so I guess you could call that trade a wash.
Varney's only career Brave hit and last of his overall career was a single off of John D'Aquisto of the Giants on September 6, 1976.
Prologue: Pete went to Harvard and played in the famous Harvard-Yale game of 1968 when Harvard came back to beat Yale 29-29.
Epilogue: Pete later became the head baseball coach at Brandeis where he successfully coached for over thirty years.
|I've really got to see this one again.|