Saturday, January 17, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 JOHN STROHMAYER

Here's a "missing" New York Met for you Mets fans out there: a 1974 John Strohmayer.
Check it out:


After about three and a half years with the Montreal Expos, Strohmayer was selected off waivers by the Mets in July of 1973 and appeared in seven games, good for 10 innings before the year was up.
For the year he appeared in 24 games and 44.2 innings between the two organizations, so I figured he'd get a 1974 card for his efforts.
In 1974 however, he appeared in one game for the Mets, pitching one inning, never to appear in another Major League game again.
Over those five years between 1970 and 1974, Strohmayer went 11-9 with a 4.47 earned run average in 143 games, 18 of which were starts.
As an aside, here's something I don't get to post everyday: seems Strohmayer was one of 15 employees of the Gateway Unified School District to share a $76 Million lottery jackpot in 2009!
Good for you John! We should all be so lucky!

6 comments:

  1. I've been a Mets fan for 40 years, and I never realized that the Expos pitcher on one of my 1971 baseball cards had pitched for my team!

    Love the card... where the heck do you find these photos?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha! Thanks! I actually just obsessively Google anything I think may come up. Not just a players name or a team name, but years, "Major League", "obscure baseball player", anything that people might tag a photo.

      Delete
  2. Great stuff! You know who also got the screws from Topps for this Topps set? Dave Marshall - OF with the Padres. After a nice tidy career with the Giants and Mets, nothing to show for his 55+ ABs back in '73.....I wonder how one could rectify that? Hmmm.. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jim!!!! I didn't even realize Marshall "needs" a card! ;)
      Guess "it's on the list!"

      Delete

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER...

@wthballs
Everything baseball: cards, events, history and more.