Sunday, July 17, 2011

#14 Jim Gosger,OF/ Gordy Lund, IF/ Miguel Fuentes, P

Three men would hold distinction of wearing 14 on their backs for the Pilots. Jim Gosger would start the season with it, appearing in 26 games in all three outfield positions. Jim would be traded to the Mets in July to complete a deal for Greg Goossen.

courtesy of

Gordy Lund would spend part of July and August of 1969 with 14. Gordy would play second, third and short for the Pilots.

Miguel Fuentes would come to the Pilots on September 1. Miguel owns the distinction of throwing the last pitch in Pilots history. It came in a 3-1 loss at Sick's stadium to the Oakland A's in front of 5,473 on October 2, 1969. Miguel would sadly be murdered outside a bar in his native Puerto Rico in January of 1970 at the age of 23.

courtesy of

No comments: