Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 MARK WILEY: "1976 PROJECT"

As part of my long-running "1976 Project" with "Reader Jim", we go and give former Minnesota Twins pitcher Mark Wiley a card in the ever-awesome 1976 set, take a look:


Granted, Wiley's 1975 season entailed 15 appearances, good for three starts and 38.2 innings of work which led to a 1-3 record and 6.05 earned run average with 15 K's.
However, with the "1976 Project" it's about filling in as much as possible for the set as opposed to my other "missing in action" creations which show players that had a bit more playing time the previous season.
Wiley only had two years on the big league level, 1975 and again in 1978 when he split time with the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays for six appearances, finishing 1-0 for the year.
All told, his career numbers: a 2-3 record with a 6.06 ERA, 21 appearances with four starts and 49 innings of work.
He later went on to be a pitching coach for a few teams: the Orioles,  Indians, Marlins and Royals.

3 comments:

  1. Great card Gio! And looks great printed out next to Bill Butler and Tom Johnson....

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  2. Mark Later on in Life went on to Become Wiley Coyote in the Roadrunner Cartoons....Ha!

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  3. Nice! Now if I can just find nice pictures of Mr. Wiley with the Jays and the Padres for my 1978 project...

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