Tuesday, December 22, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 JUAN PIZARRO

Here’s a guy who had a FEW “missing” cards during his long career, pitcher Juan Pizarro.
Today I tackle the “missing” 1973 edition:


I recently posted my 1970 creation for Pizarro about a week ago, and have him slated for both a 1974 AND a 1975 card (if I can only find a photo of him with his final stint with the Astros and Pirates!).
Pizarro appeared in 16 games for the Cubs in 1972, mainly as a guy out of the bullpen, and posted a 4-5 record with a 3.94 earned run average in 59.1 innings.
He’d go on to pitch 18-years in the Major Leagues, finishing with a 131 and 105 record with a nice 3.43 ERA and 17 shutouts, along with 28 saves over 488 games.
His peak years were with the Chicago White Sox between 1961 and 1964, being named to two all-star teams an having two years with a sub-3.00 ERA and a 19-win season in 1964.

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