Monday, September 7, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 JIM NELSON

Here's a "missing" 1972 card for fomer pitcher Jim Nelson of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Take a look at what I came up with:


Nelson had a brief two-year career, spanning 1970-1971 for the Pirates, and in 1971 appeared in 17 games, posting a 2-2 record with a very nice 2.34 ERA over 34.2 innings of work.
In those two years he'd finish with a 6-4 record, with a 3.06 earned run average and 53 strikeouts over 32 games and 103 innings.
I don't know what happened but he would spend the 1972 season on the Buc's Triple-A team in Charleston of the International League, but then never again play in pro-ball.

2 comments:

  1. My Guess is that he just went Home to Harriet.........

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  2. Apparently, he tore his rotator cuff, which usually meant the end of your pitching career in 1972.

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