ALPHABETIC LIST OF
THE 50 BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
WHO DIDN'T MAKE MY ORIGINAL 100 FAVORITE PLAYER LIST
#44 RAY SADECKI
ATLANTA BRAVES 1975
When I started following baseball, Sadecki was a Met. I still think of him that way mostly because of his really boss 1971 Action Topps card below. It really is one of my favorites from my favorite set. But I also recently read David Halberstam's book 1964 about the Cardinals-Yankees World series of that year where hot shot young pitcher Ray Sadecki and his 20 win season helped the Cardinals eventually take that World Series.
What I'm having trouble remembering is Ray's time with the Braves. Atlanta acquired Ray from the Cardinals in the Ron Reed trade in 1975 (this was Ray's second tenure with the Cardinals, he also had a second tenure for the Mets at the end of his career.) and Ray won two games for the Braves, including going eight innings for the win on July 5, 1975 against the Astros.