FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#137 CLIFF SPECK
ATLANTA BRAVES 1986
AND ON THE LIST WITHIN A LIST...
COMING IN AT #10 ON THE
BRAVES OF THE 80's
MOONLIGHT GRAHAM AWARD CANDIDATE LIST
First of all, I love the look of determination and effort that Cliff is putting into the pitch above. One of the best baseball cards of the 80's. You can't really say the same for Cliff, though he did have a winning career record of 2-1 over his thirteen game major league career. And Cliff also got the win in his only major league start, a 3-2 victory over Ed Whitson and the San Diego Padres on August 5, 1986.
Cliff spent parts of fifteen seasons in the minors, so he certainly earned that one start.
Cliff doesn't win the Moonlight Graham Award, but I'll give him the John Fuller Prize named after the 1974 Brave player who also had a long minor league career that translated into only three major league at-bats.