Thursday, December 17, 2009
#40) GARY KROLL
Gary Kroll was traded with Wayne Graham by the Philadelphia Phillies to the New York Mets in exchange for Frank Thomas on August 7, 1964. He pitched in nine games during that first season. During spring training of the next year he, along with Gordon Richardson completed something that has eluded all Mets pitchers during the regular season. They combined for a nine-inning no-hitter during a 6-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 21, 1965. Gary was placed on waivers and then sent to the Houston Astros' Oklahoma City club in the Pacific Coast League on January 6, 1965.
Gary Kroll signed his card in the set from an autograph request sent to his home on March 30, 2009.