Originally Posted by graveyard
I personally know Woody Fryman and he is a real good person. I think in 77 there was a lot of turmoil in the clubhouse between other players and he had just had enough.
(Bench and Rose)
I don't care how frustrated he was, you don't quit on your team. I was a 13 year old kid in 1977, and remember well the 5-5 record with a 5.30+ ERA (unheard of in that era) Fryman posted. He had been yanked from the rotation, and decided to tend to his tobacco crop in Ewing, KY. It is a painful memory that we traded a HOF'er and the heart & soul of our team for a pitcher with a career losing record and a quitter to boot.