Tom Sturdivant

Thomas Virgil "Snake" Sturdivant
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 186 lbs.
Born: April 28, 1930 in Gordon, KS
Signed: 1948 by the New York Yankees
Acquired: as a free agent, May 1964
Departed: released, June 1964
Died: February 28, 2009 in Oklahoma City, OK

 

Started off like gangbusters, winning sixteen games twice in his first three seasons for the Yankees before hurting his arm. In seven years after that, never won in double figures again (though he was 9-5 for the 1962 Pirates). This is his 1963 Topps card. Two more cards appear below.

 

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PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
==========================================================================
1955 N Y AL  33   1  0   68.1  1  3 .250   48  24  24  48  42   0  0  3.16
1956 N Y AL  32  17  6  158.1 16  8 .667  134  63  58 110  52   2  5  3.30
1957 N Y AL  28  28  7  201.2 16  6 .727  170  65  57 118  80   2  0  2.54
1958 N Y AL  15  10  0   70.2  3  6 .333   77  37  33  41  38   0  0  4.20
1959 2teams  43   6  0   97.0  2  8 .200   90  61  51  73  43   0  5  4.73
1960 Bos AL  40   3  0  101.1  3  3 .500  106  58  56  67  45   0  1  4.97
1961 2teams  28  21  7  165.2  7  8 .467  148  71  68  84  57   2  1  3.69
1962 Pit NL  49  12  2  125.1  9  5 .643  120  62  52  76  39   1  2  3.73
1963 3teams  48   3  0  116.1  2  4 .333   98  56  51  68  45   0  2  3.95
1964 2teams  19   0  0   32.1  0  0 ----   38  24  23  19   8   0  1  6.40
==========================================================================
METS TOTALS  16   0  0   28.2  0  0 ----   34  20  19  18   7   0  1  5.97
OTHER CLUBS 319 101 22 1108.1 59 51 .536  995 501 454 686 442   7 16  3.69
==========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 335 101 22 1137.0 59 51 .536 1029 521 473 704 449   7 17  3.74

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L  PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
==========================================================================
1959 N Y AL   7   3  0   25.1  0  2 .000   20  16  14  16   9   0  0  4.97
1959 K C AL  36   3  0   71.2  2  6 .250   70  45  37  57  34   0  5  4.65
1961 Was AL  15  10  1   80.0  2  6 .250   67  42  41  39  40   1  0  4.61
1961 Pit NL  13  11  6   85.2  5  2 .714   81  29  27  45  17   1  1  2.84
1963 Pit NL   3   0  0    8.1  0  0 ----    8   6   6   6   4   0  0  6.48
1963 Det AL  28   0  0   55.0  1  2 .333   43  26  23  36  24   0  2  3.76
1963 K C AL  17   3  0   53.0  1  2 .333   47  24  22  26  17   0  0  3.74
1964 K C AL   3   0  0    3.2  0  0 ----    4   4   4   1   1   0  0  9.82
1964 *METS*  16   0  0   28.2  0  0 ----   34  20  19  18   7   0  1  5.97

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This is a list of the Tom Sturdivant 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.

1957 Topps

1964 Topps

1957 Topps #34

1958 Topps #127

1959 Topps #471

1960 Topps #487

1961 Topps #293

1962 Topps #179a (normal tint)

1963 Topps #281

1964 Topps #402

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #386

2003 Upper Deck Yankees Signature Series #79
2003 Upper Deck Yankees Signature Series Pride of New York #PN-TS
(autographed)

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