Wednesday, June 24, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #303 - Sam Hinds

  • Sam Hinds was a tall pitcher who was originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1971. Hinds didn't sign with the Cardinals. Hinds tried out with the Milwaukee Brewers during spring training in 1974 and showed enough to earn a minor league contract.
  • Sam worked his way up the Milwaukee system from 1974-1977 and was called up in May 1977. In his only major league season Hinds was 0-3 with 2 saves and had a 4.73 ERA in 29 games (1 start).
  • It looks like Sam was in manager Alex Grammas' doghouse late in the 1977 season. He entered the 1978 season hoping for a chance from new manager George Bamburger.
  • Hinds didn't make the Milwaukee club in 1978 and spent the year in AAA Spokane. He struggled, going 1-8 with a 6.73 ERA.
  • Sam pitched with the AA Holyoake Millers in 1979 and went 8-8 with a 4.32 ERA in 20 games (19 starts). He retired after the season.
  • 1978 Stats
    • Spokane Indians (AAA): 1-8, 6.73 ERA in 20 games (17 starts)