nathan eovaldi, 2103 topps #563, marlins

Name: Eovaldi, Nathan

Card: 2013 Topps #563

Position: RHP

Born in Houston, TX, Nathan has been consistently one of the hardest throwers in the major leagues. Nathan has played for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Marlins and Rays… he knows rivalry! In 2015, Eovaldi was the AL Winning Percentage Leader.

In the 2018 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he pitched shutout eighth innings in Games 1 and 2. Eovaldi ended up the final reliever (starts at 00:08:10) in the 18-inning marathon Game 3, the longest game in World Series history. He threw 97 pitches over six innings of relief before giving up a walk-off home run to Max Muncy, which made him the losing pitcher.

Nathan allowed three hits and one earned run, while throwing 36 more pitches than starter Rick Porcello. His 97 pitches set the record for the most in a World Series game by a reliever, and he became the first reliever to throw 6+ innings in a World Series game since Rick Rhoden did so in 1977. In the 13th inning, Boston had taken the lead but an error by Ian Kinsler allowed Los Angeles to tie the score, for which Kinsler later apologized to him. Eovaldi received a standing ovation in Boston’s clubhouse after the game. The Red Sox went on to win the next two games, winning the World Series in five games.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)

2016 Topps Gypsy Queen #216
2016 Topps #168
2016 Topps Heritage #289
2021 Topps Bunt
2021 Topps #623
2021 Gypsy Queen #167
2022 Topps Heritage #311

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