Joe Sambito

Joseph Charles Sambito
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: June 28, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY
Drafted: 17th round 1973 by the Houston Astros
Acquired: as a free agent, April 1985
Departed: released, August 1985

 

Joe was one of the really superb relievers in the National League up to the point of a disabling arm injury in 1982. In the three-plus seasons immediately before his long stint on the disabled list, he compiled a composite earned run average of 1.88! He attempted to come back, but was not the same pitcher afterwards. I include this scan (from 1985 Topps Traded) just to prove that he did in fact pitch for the Mets. A few more cards from happier days with the Astros are shown below.

 

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PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G GS CG    IP  W  L   PCT   H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
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1976 Hou NL  20  4  1  53.1  3  2  .600  45  21  21  26  14   1  1  3.54
1977 Hou NL  54  1  0  89.0  5  5  .500  77  34  23  67  24   0  7  2.33
1978 Hou NL  62  0  0  88.0  4  9  .308  85  32  30  96  32   0 11  3.07
1979 Hou NL  63  0  0  91.1  8  7  .533  80  20  18  83  23   0 22  1.77
1980 Hou NL  64  0  0  90.1  8  4  .667  65  26  22  75  22   0 17  2.19
1981 Hou NL  49  0  0  63.2  5  5  .500  43  17  13  41  22   0 10  1.84
1982 Hou NL   9  0  0  12.2  0  0  ----   7   2   1   7   2   0  4  0.71
1984 Hou NL  32  0  0  47.2  0  0  ----  39  16  16  26  16   0  0  3.02
1985 *METS*   8  0  0  10.2  0  0  ----  21  18  15   3   8   0  0 12.66
1986 Bos AL  53  0  0  44.2  2  0 1.000  54  26  24  30  16   0 12  4.84
1987 Bos AL  47  0  0  37.2  2  6  .250  46  29  29  35  16   0  0  6.93
========================================================================
METS TOTALS   8  0  0  10.2  0  0  ----  21  18  15   3   8   0  0 12.66
OTHER CLUBS 453  5  1 618.1 37 38  .493 541 223 197 486 187   1 84  2.87
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CAREER TOTS 461  5  1 629.0 37 38  .493 562 241 212 489 195   1 84  3.03

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This is a list of the Joe Sambito 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.

1979 Topps

1981 Fleer

1974 TCMA Cedar Rapids Astros #6

1977 Topps #227

1978 Topps #498

1979 Topps #158

1980 Topps #571

1981 Donruss #21
1981 Fleer #65
1981 Topps #385
1981 Topps Stickers #172

1982 Donruss #65
1982 Fleer #230
1982 Fleer Stamps #47
1982 Topps #34

1983 Donruss #244
1983 Fleer #464
1983 Topps #662

1985 Donruss #572
1985 Fleer #360
1985 Fleer Update #U-96
1985 Topps #264
1985 Topps Tiffany #264
1985 Topps Traded #103T

1982 Fleer Stamps

1983 Donruss

1986 Fleer Update #U-101
1986 Mother's Cookies All Time Houston All-Stars #19
1986 Topps Traded #97T

1987 Donruss #421
1987 Fleer #43
1987 Topps #451

1988 Fleer #364
1988 Score #314
1988 Topps #784

1989 Topps Senior League #95

1989-90 T&M Senior League #93

1990 Pacific Senior League #18

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #340
1991 Pacific Senior League #157

Other Joe Sambito memorabilia in my collection:

autographed 3 x 5 index card

joesam

autographed index card

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