Friday, July 10, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 STEVE BOWLING

Here's a "Missing in Action" 1978 card for former Toronto Blue Jays player Steve Bowling.
Check it out:


I don't know what happened here, but Bowling played in 89 games for the Jays in their inaugural season, good for 236 plate appearances and 194 at-bats. You'd think that was enough to warrant a card.
In that playing time, Bowling hit .206 with eight doubles, a triple and a homer, with 19 runs scored and 13 runs batted in.
He played briefly in 1976 with the Milwaukee Brewers before being drafted by Toronto in the expansion draft, and actually would never play Major League ball again after his 1977 performance.
After two more seasons in the Minors for the White Sox and Reds, he'd call it a career for good after 1979.
His final career stats: a .199 batting average, with that single home run and 15 runs batted in over 103 games and 236 at-bats.

3 comments:

  1. Absolutely Awesome! How about a Milwaukee Brewers edition for him?

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  2. In 1976 He was called up in September and he had a few clutch hits against my home team the Baltimore Orioles. His name always stood out for me.

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  3. Gotta hate that .199 career batting average, so close to avoiding the Mendoza line.

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