Wednesday, December 8, 2010
1976 Topps Don DeMola
Who is this? former Montreal Expos pitcher Don DeMola
What is this? An autographed card from the 1976 Topps set
Where'd I get it? Nick from Baseball Happenings got it signed for me last month
Why is this so special? DeMola, a Long Island native, was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1970. While still in the minors, they released him and DeMola eventually signed with the Expos.
DeMola reached the majors in 1974 and pitched effectively in limited duty out of the bullpen. He returned in 1975, but did not fare as well. DeMola finished his major league career with a 5-7 record and 3.77 ERA in 87 games.
DeMola continued to pitch in the minor leagues through 1978. He currently offers baseball instruction, fur buying tips and FIOS installation in the Long Island area via his website, DonDeMola.com.
DeMola has a pretty good looking autograph that is easy to read.