Gary Gentry 1972 Topps New York Mets Autographed Signed Baseball Card
~~Great looking autographed autographed baseball card of former New York Mets pitcher...Gary Gentry.
This is a nice looking autographed baseball card, which I had in my own personal collection. Over the past 30 years, I have accumulated a number of autographed baseball and football cards and now I am beginning to part with a few duplicates.
Great looking autographed baseball card signed with a blue Sharpie.
We have acquired these autographed cards either in person, thru the mail or as part of large autograph collection purchases.
We are putting together our own autographed card sets for our personal collection and these in inventory are duplicates. We intend on someday obtaining the other cards that we don't have in our own personal collection. The sale of any of these autographed cards will go back into financing our own autographed set collections.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Gary Edward Gentry (born October 6, 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona), is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, who played seven seasons for the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves between 1969 and 1975.
Gentry went to Arizona State University and began his professional baseball career at age 22 in 1969. As a rookie, he won 13 games, pitching in a rotation with Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman for a Mets team that won the World Series, 4 games to 1, over the Baltimore Orioles. On September 24, Gentry pitched a four-hit, 6-0 shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals to clinch the National League East title for the Mets, who had trailed the Chicago Cubs by 9½ games on August 13.
Gentry was the starting pitcher for the Mets in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on October 6, his 23rd birthday. Gentry struggled in the game, but the Mets won, 7-4, to clinch the pennant. A two-run homer by Wayne Garrett put New York ahead to stay.
On October 14, Gentry was the winning pitcher in Game 3 of the World Series. Gentry hit a two-run double in this game, which was highlighted by Tommie Agee's two spectacular catches that prevented five Oriole runs. On a historical note, Nolan Ryan relieved Gentry in that game, pitching 2¨÷ scoreless innings for the save in what would be the only World Series appearance of Ryan's 27-year career. Eight days earlier, Ryan was the winning pitcher in relief of Gentry in the final NLCS game.
Gentry continued to pitch for the Mets for the next three seasons. He won 28 games during this period as the Mets finished third in the National League East each year.
Gentry's November 1972 trade to Atlanta was followed by a ruinous elbow injury. He played his last game for the Braves on May 6, 1975 and was re-signed by the Mets, but was released on June 19. During his 7-year career, his pitching record was 46 wins and 49 losses.
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