After 3 seasons in Spokane, Joe switched to coaching pitchers full-time. He's currently with a Detroit affiliate, the Flying Tigers of Lakeland, Florida.
These stats munge Joe's 1979 somewhat. He started the year with San Francisco, making 5 brief relief appearances before they released him in late April. Pittsburgh signed him to a AAA contract in May, where he proved an effective middle reliever. A final September call-up netted 10 big-league games with the eventual World Champions and he picked up an airbrushed 1980 Topps card for the effort.
1980 Topps #542
Value: TCMA printed their minor league cards in larger numbers by 1980, so you can find them for a few dollars on eBay or Beckett Marketplace.
Fakes / reprints: I haven't seen any reprints in the market and doubt someone would take the trouble for anyone other than a superstar.
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