Saturday, July 11, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 HARRY PARKER: "1976 PROJECT"

Here's a card for former pitcher Harry parker as part of my "1976 Project" for "Reader Jim".
Take a look:


Parker split the 1975 season between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals, appearing in 32 games, all but one of them in relief, posting a 2-3 record with three saves and a 5.06 earned run average.
He'd actually suit up for the Cleveland Indians in 1976, appearing in only three games before calling it a career.
All told, by the time he hung up the cleats he pitched in 6 seasons between 1970 and 1976 for the Cardinals, Mets and Indians.
His final numbers were: a 15-21 record, with a 3.85 ERA, 12 saves and 172 strikeouts over 124 games and 315.1 innings of work.

3 comments:

  1. When I saw the blogroll entry for this card, my immediate reaction was "Cool, a card for a Met from back in the day", but then when I got to the actual post, I said "GAAAAAH!!! Harry Parker pitched for the Cardinals???"

    Nice job, even if you did startle the crap out of me. :-D

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  2. Another authentic looking card.... Good job as usual...

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  3. If you look at Ron Reed and Bake McBride's cards of the same set, it's almost like their pics were taken right before Harry's..... Great work Gio!

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