This mfc card goes out by request to Pete Jones. I gave it a '71 Topps border Pete, to reflect his time with the Mets in 1970. I wish I had a better source photo, but as far as Herbel pictured as a Metropolitan, this was pretty much it.
Ronald Samuel Herbel (January 16, 1938 – January 20, 2000) was a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. His .029 career batting average is the lowest batting average in Major League history for a player with a minimum of 100 at-bats.
The San Diego Padres dealt Herbel to the reigning World Series champion New York Mets, who were in the midst of a play-off drive again in 1970, and needed to add an arm to their bullpen. Herbel went 2–2 with a 1.38 ERA and one save in twelve relief appearances for the Mets, who finished in third place, six games back of the Pirates. Combined with his 64 appearances with the Padres, Herbel's 76 appearances on the mound led the National League, and was only one less than major league leader Wilbur Wood. Following the season, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Bob Aspromonte.
This card could say a host of things. But what will the caption end up being?
You decide! Leave word in comments or on the mfc facebook page.
All I ask is that it's a baseball card type caption that suits the photo.