Friday, October 9, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 JIM DWYER

Here's a "missing" 1977 card for a guy who managed to put together an 18-year career solely as a part-timer, never plating more than 292 appearances in any season, Jim Dwyer.
Check it out:


Dwyer missed out on the 1977 Topps set after playing in 61 games in 1976, good for 119 plate appearances and 105 official at-bats, hitting .181 for both the Montreal Expos and New York Mets.
Not many usable photos of him out there donning the Mets uni, so I'm sure you're familiar with what you see here.
By the time Dwyer retired after the 1990 season, he appeared in 1328 games with 271 at-bats and 719 hits, good for a lifetime .260 average.
The highpoint of his career had to be as an often worked platoon guy off the bench for the 1983 World Champion Baltimore Orioles, when he hit .286 for the O's with 17 doubles and eight home runs in only 196 at-bats.
Not bad "Pig Pen"!

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