Saturday, December 4, 2010

Senators Saturday - Tom Sturdivant, 1961.

The Senators grabbed Tom Sturdivant from the Boston Red Sox in the 1960 expansion draft. Today he is appearing on card number 293 of the 1961 Topps set.

in 1961 Tom appeared in 15 games and started 10 of them. In 80 innings he would post a 4.61 ERA while facing 339 batters. He would surrender 43 walks (3 of those being intentional) while striking out 39. His WHIP was 1.338.

None of Sturdivant's numbers were career bests, they really weren't even standout numbers. That might have been why Washington didn't hold on to him. On June 29, 1961 the Senators traded Tom to the Pittsburg Pirates straight across for pitcher Tom Cheney. That would end his brief tenure as a Senator.

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