Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

After a successful 1983 season (18 saves, 1.64 ERA), Tekulve sought a four-year deal from the Pirates. They were far apart in negotiations, and Tekulve became a free agent. Next to [Goose] Gossage, he was the most coveted reliever on the market. Just before Christmas, Tekulve and the Pirates came to an agreement paying him $900,000 per season for 1984-86. Read Tekulve’s complete bio, a part of the SABR: Baseball Biography Project here:

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