Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More Bill McNulty!!!

You can't get enough McNultyMania!

In our last post we looked at the transaction career of Bill McNulty, and found several holes. We have now found an apparent mistake in a transaction listed on a few internet sites.

Some of them have McNulty being sent as part of a late 1971 deal that sent Adrian Garrett from the Cubs to Oakland for catcher Frank Fernandez, but we have uncovered an article in the Salt Lake Tribune that seperates the McNulty transaction from that trade. Quoting the article:

"When Tacoma lost Adrian Garrett, the league's top homerun hitter with 43 and a 119 RBI man to Oakland in a deal Wednesday, Tacoma purchased McNulty (.249 and 25 homers) from Oakland's farm in Iowa of the American Assn. Bobby Adams, general manager of Tacoma, said the Cubs'got special clearance to use McNulty in the series since they lost Garrett"

So Tacoma purchased McNulty AFTER the trade. Also, McNulty didn't play in the regular season for Tacoma, only postseason.....he was in Evansville in 1972.

The Bend (OR) Bulletin of Sept. 3. 1971  has a small recap of one of the playoff games. McNulty homered in a loss...and it mentions his being acquired two days before the playoff series.

McNultyMania running wild!

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