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Jack Sanford
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Sex:M
Age:70
Birth Date:May 18, 1929
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
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Died Date:March 7, 2000
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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JACK SANFORD
Jack Sanford

Biography:Jack Sanford (May 18, 1929 - March 7, 2000) was an American right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, and later in his career a relief pitcher as well, for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, and California Angels. He finished his career playing very briefly with the Kansas City Athletics.

Sanford was born in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. He won the National League's Rookie of the Year award in 1957 with the Phillies for a season with outstanding numbers. That year, he was 19-8 with a 3.08 ERA in 33 starts. He had 15 complete games on the season, including3 shutouts. Impressively, he also finished the season with 188 strikeouts, which led the league.

His next seven years would be extremely solid, but never quite as impressive as his rookie season; or according to some, he never improved much after it. After being traded to the Giants for the 1959 season, Sanford went 15-12 with a 3.16 ERA in 222 innings pitched and completed 10 games. That year, he started 31 games and made 36 appearances, 5 out of the bullpen.

His best bid for a Cy Young Award came in 1962 when he finished 24-7 with a 3.43 ERA for a very good Giants team. He had 2 shutouts and 147 strikeouts on the season, and led the Giants to the NL pennant and a chance to face the New York Yankees in the World Series. It was the only time he would get to play in the postseason, but the Giants lost to the Yankees after Stanford lost Game 7, 1-0 to Ralph Terry. (The Giants lost the Series by inches: Yankee second baseman Bobby Richardson caught Willie McCovey's line drive with Willie Mays on second and Matty Alou on first; a foot or two to either side and both runners would have scored and the Giants would have won the Series.) But his statistics in the Series were outstanding. He had a 1.93 ERA with 23 innings pitched and only 16 hits. He had 19 strikeouts and only a 1-2 record due to lack of run support. He would also fall short of a Cy Young Award that year, coming in second in the voting to Don Drysdale.

After he left the Giants, his best seasons were behind him. He ended his career on August 6, 1967 with Kansas City. In his career, he posted a solid 137-101 record with a 3.69 overall ERA in 2049 innings pitched. He pitched in 388 games (293 starts), accumulated 1182 strikeouts and gave up only 840 earned runs. He also finished in the Top 10 in MVP Award voting twice in his career (1957, 1962). He finished 2nd in the league in wins twice, losing in 1957 to only Warren Spahn and in 1962 to Cy Young Award winner Don Drysdale.

Sanford died at age 70 in Beckwith, West Virginia.


Chinese Horoscope for Jack Sanford
Includes characteristics and Vices
Jack Sanford's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 10, 1929 - January 29, 1930
Birthday: May 18, 1929

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Intuition
Attractiveness
Discretion
Sagacity
Clairvoyance
Compassion
Vices:
Dissimulation
Extravagance
Laziness
Cupidity
Presumption
Exclusiveness


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Jack Sanford's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: May 18, 1929

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.


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Jack Sanford's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: May 18, 2010

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

 

 

 

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