Nino Espinosa

Arnulfo Acevedo Espinosa
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 192 lbs.
Born: August 15, 1953 in Villa Altagracia, DR
Signed: 1970 by the Mets
Departed: traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for
Richie Hebner and Jose Moreno, March 1979
Died: December 24, 1987 in Villa Altagracia, DR

 

Sadly, Nino died on Christmas Eve when he was only 34 years old. He was a fairly good pitcher during an eight-year major-league career, including two consecutive years where he was the Mets' top winner. He appears here on his 1980 Topps card, and on three other cards below.

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG    IP  W  L  PCT   H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
========================================================================
1974 *METS*   2   1  0   9.0  0  0 ----  12   5   5   2   0   0  0  5.00
1975 *METS*   2   0  0   3.0  0  1 .000   8   6   6   2   1   0  0 18.00
1976 *METS*  12   5  0  41.2  4  4 .500  41  21  17  30  13   0  0  3.67
1977 *METS*  32  29  7 200.0 10 13 .435 188  82  76 105  55   1  0  3.42
1978 *METS*  32  
32  6 203.2 11 15 .423 230 117 107  76  75   1  0  4.73
1979 Phi NL  33  33  8 212.0 14 12 .538 211  94  86  88  65   3  0  3.65
1980 Phi NL  12  12  1  76.1  3  5 .375  73  36  32  13  19   0  0  3.77
1981 2teams  15  14  2  74.2  2  5 .286 102  53  51  22  24   0  0  6.15
========================================================================
METS TOTALS  80  67 13 457.1 25 33 .431 479 231 211 215 144   2  0  4.15
OTHER CLUBS  60  59 11 363.0 19 22 .463 386 183 169 123 108   3  0  4.19
========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 140 126 24 820.1 44 55 .444 865 414 380 338 252   5  0  4.17

season highlighted in blue denotes he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Pitcher of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG    IP  W  L  PCT   H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
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1981 Phi NL  14  14  2  73.2  2  5 .286  98  52  50  22  24   0  0  6.11
1981 Tor AL   1   0  0   1.0  0  0 ----   4   1   1   0   0   0  0  9.00

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This is a list of the Nino Espinosa cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1975 Stewart Sandwiches

1978 Topps

1979 Burger King

1975 Stewart Sandwiches Tidewater Tides

1977 Dairylea Mets Photo Album
1977 Topps #376

1978 Topps #197

1979 Burger King Philadelphia Phillies #11
1979 Topps #566

1980 Burger King Philadelphia Phillies #17
1980 Topps #447

1981 Fleer #20
1981 Topps #405

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #108

2016 Topps 65th Anniversary Buybacks Red Foil (1979 Topps #566)

Other Nino Espinosa memorabilia in my collection:

1979 Canada Dry Ginger Ale commemorative can

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