Friday, May 11, 2012

Richard Dotson

Sent: 5/1/12
Received: 5/11/12
Time: 10 Days
Address: c/o Charlotte Knights
Item Sent: 1985 Fleer, 1985 Topps, 1988 Topps
Item Received: 1985 Fleer, 1985 Topps, 1988 Topps.  All signed in blue Sharpie.

After a steady start to his big league career, Richard Dotson put it all together in his fourth season.  He went 22-7 for the 1983 White Sox, helping to lead them to the AL West title -- their first post-season appearance in 24 years.  He pitched similarly well in 1984, appearing in the All-Star Game and posting a 3.59 ERA, though his record fell to 14-15.  The back-to-back workhorse season of over 240 innings took a toll on his arm.  He missed most of 1985 and wasn't quite the same when he returned.  He's now the pitching coach for the White Sox AAA affiliate in Charlotte.

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