Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Oriole #202- Ike Delock, TTM Success!

As my TTM requests continue to roll in, I am going to keep trying to write some more about many former Orioles whom I might have glossed over a bit in the past.

Up today is Ike Delock, who pitched eleven seasons in the Majors between 1952-63. The first ten plus seasons of his career were spent with the Boston Red Sox, for whom he appeared in 322 games, including 147 starts amassing a 83-72 record and a 4.01 ERA. He was struggling for the Sawx early in the '63 season and was released on June 9, and the O's signed him that very same day.

Ike made his Orioles debut on June 11, 1963 to become the 202nd played to appear in a game for the Birds. He was a member of the Orioles for just over a month as his struggles continued and was released by the team on July 19, effectively ending his baseball career. Over his seven games with the O's, including five starts, he had a 1-3 record with a 5.04 ERA.

Mr. Delock very kindly signed my TTM request and even added the inscription "My Pal", which is a nice addition to the signature. This Orioles Crown card is his only O's card, although he doesn't appear to be wearing an Orioles uniform in the image.

Thanks for signing Ike!

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