Tuesday, January 28, 2014
1977 Topps - Joe Hoerner.
Hoerner was no longer with the Rangers by the time this card was issued. Texas signed the career reliever prior to the 1976 season and released him before the 1977 season.
Joe's 5.14 ERA and 1.714 WHIP were likely the contributing factors in the team's decision to release him. He lasted through the 1977 season with the Cincinnati Reds but appeared in just eight painful games for them. They released him in October of 1977. That ended his Major League career.