Tuesday, November 10, 2015
1980 Topps - Doyle Alexander.
Doyle Alexander, shown here on card 67 of the 1980 Topps set, was coming off two straight mediocre seasons in 1978 and 1979. The Rangers originally picked Alexander up as a free agent in November of 1976 to help in their 1977 pennant push. He did just that but then seemed to stumble a bit.
On December 6, 1979 the Rangers traded Alexander, Larvell Blanks, and $50,000 to the Atlanta Braves for Adrian Devine and Pepe Frias. Texas would soon sorely miss the departed starter.