It’s been quite some time since I posted a card from my “1976 Project” for “Reader Jim”, so here’s one I created a while ago, former pitcher Jose Sosa of the Houston Astros:
Sosa actually appeared on a multi-player rookie card in the 1976 Topps
set, but Jim wanted a dedicated card for the righty based on his 25
appearances and 47 innings pitched the year before, posting a 1-3 record
with a 4.60 earned run average and a single save.
It was Sosa’s first taste of the Majors, and as it turns out the bulk of it too.
In 1976 Sosa would only appear in nine games for Houston, not factoring
in a decision while posting a 6.94 ERA over 11.2 innings, and that would
be the sum total of his experience as a big league pitcher.
He did come from some strong baseball lineage, as he was the cousin of the Alou brothers, as well as second cousin to Moises.