Sunday, December 23, 2018

Gary Waslewski (#607)

Gary Waslewski pitched for 5 teams in his short 6-year career.

He was signed by the Pirates in 1960, and eventually dealt to the Red Sox in 1964. Gary made his major-league debut with the AL champion Red Sox in June 1967, and also started game 6 of the World Series.

After 46 games in 2 years with Boston, he was traded to the NL Champion Cardinals after the 1968 season for shortstop Dick Schofield.

His good fortune didn’t last long, as he was flipped to the expansion Expos in June for pitcher Jim Grant. Gary started 14 of his 30 games for the Expos, and was 5th in innings pitched for a team using 18 pitchers in its inaugural season.

The following May, it was on to the Yankees. Waslewski pitched more games for the New York (50) than with any other team. The Yankees releases him near the end of Spring Training in 1972, and he was picked up by the Athletics in mid-May.

He only pitched 8 games for the A’s that season, spending most of the year in AAA ball. Gary pitched in triple-A for the Athletics (1973) and Red Sox (1974) before retiring.

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