Sunday, December 21, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 JIM LYTTLE: "1976 PROJECT"

The next card in my ongoing "1976 Project" for "Reader Jim" here on the blog is former outfielder Jim Lyttle, then of the Montreal Expos.
Take a look:


Lyttle carved out an eight-year career for himself, playing for the Yankees, White Sox, Expos and Dodgers between 1969 and 1976.
In that time he compiled a .248 batting average, 176 hits, 71 runs and 70 runs batted in with nine homers.
Looking further into his career I saw that he played seven seasons in Japan after his Major League career, putting up some solid numbers for Hiroshima.
In both 1978 and 1981 he hit 33 homers and drove in 100+ runs, and closed out his Japanese career with 166 taters with 529 R.B.I.'s. after retiring in 1983.
When you look at his playing career against his card appearances, it turns out he's also "missing" from a few other sets: 1973, 1975 and 1977.
Needless to say, I'll be tackling those in the future as well.

3 comments:

  1. Funnily enough, Lyttle *was* featured on a card in 1979... The 1979 TCMA Japanese Baseball set.

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  2. Liked this image so much I made it into a card! Thanks Gio!

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