Monday, July 27, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 ART GARDNER

Here's a "missing" card for a player I didn't know about: outfielder Art Gardner of the Houston Astros:


Gardner appeared in 66 games for the Astros in 1977, hitting .154 with 10 hits over 65 at-bats.
He debuted in the Majors in 1975, playing in 13 games for Houston with equal luck at the plate, before playing the entire 1976 season in the Minor leagues.
In 1978 he'd play in only seven games with the Giants, before playing out his professional career in the Minor Leagues and the Japanese league in the early 1980's before retiring for good.
His total in the Big leagues: a .162 average with 16 hits (all singles) in 99 official at-bats, with 12 runs scored and five runs batted in. 
And though he was a speedster in the Minors (196 steals in his Minor League career), he tallied one single stolen base while up in the Majors, coming in his rookie year of '75.

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