Monday, April 13, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 GENE PENTZ: "1976 PROJECT"

The next player up on my ongoing "1976 Project" for "Reader Jim" is former pitcher Gene Pentz of the Detroit Tigers.
Take a look at the card:


Though his actual rookie card would be in the 1977 set as a Houston Astro, Pentz did in fact pitch in 13 games during the 1975 season for the Detroit Tigers, good for 25.1 innings of work, so we went ahead and created a card for him in the awesome 1976 set.
For the season he posted a 0-4 record with a 3.20 earned run average and 21 strikeouts.
He'd go on to pitch the next three years with Houston, but would be out of the Majors after 10 games in 1978.
His career numbers: 8-9 record, with a 3.63 E.R.A., seven saves and 116 strikeouts in 104 games and 191 innings.

2 comments:

  1. Gene Pentz without mustache! He was in the Milt May/Dave Roberts/Leon Roberts trade.

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  2. Once Bob Reynolds was waived, Gene seemed to see more time out of the pen after his later July call up in '75....Great card Gio!

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