Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

1981 Fleer #454 - Allen Ripley

  • Allen Ripley was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1972. He spent a lot of time in the minors until he finally got a chance in 1978.
  • Ripley split the 1978 and 1979 season between AAA Pawtucket and the Red Sox.
  • Allen was purchased by the Giants just before the 1980 season.
  • Ripley spent the first seven weeks of the 1980 season in AAA Phoenix and was brought up in late May after an impressive 5-0 record in seven starts.
  • Allen was about a .500 pitcher for the Giants in 1980 (9-10, 4.14 ERA) and in 1981 (4-4, 4.07 ERA)
  • The Giants traded Ripley to the Chicago Cubs for Doug Capilla after the 1981 season.
  • Ripley pitched for the Cubs in 1982 (5-7, 4.26 ERA). 
  • He was released during spring training in 1983 after he was unable to come back from a shoulder injury.

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