Here’s a “missing” 1973 card for former outfielder Brant Alyea, who played out the fifth and final year of his Major League career in 1972 with two stints in Oakland and the St. Louis Cardinals in between:
Alyea played in 33 games during the 1972 season, starting off with 10
for the A’s before being traded to St. Louis where he’d suit up for 13
games, before being returned of all things BACK to the A’s where he
would play the final 10 games of his career.
Alyea combined for a .180 average in 1972, with nine hits over 50 at-bats with a single home run while playing the outfield.
For his career, he ended up with a .247 batting average with 214 hits
over 866 at-bats, along with 38 homers and 148 runs batted in. Not bad
production for the limited play when you do the math.
His finest season was in 1970 while with the Minnesota Twins, when he
hit .291 with 16 homers and 61 RBI’s in just 94 games and 258 at-bats.