Wednesday, March 23, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 PAUL JATA

Here’s a “missing” card for a “one-year-wonder”, Paul Jata of the Detroit Tigers:


I came across this photo which would be perfect for a 1973 card, in honor of his sole taste of the Majors during the 1972 season.
Jata appeared in 32 games with the division champs, hitting .230 with 17 hits over 74 at-bats while playing first base, catcher and outfield.
Though the photo used shows him in catching mode, he played the bulk of his games at first and in the outfield.
Sadly for him that would be it in the Majors, though he did make a comeback of sorts in the Twins organization a few years later in 1976 in their Double-A affiliate after being out of the game in 1974 and 1975.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome creation. A 1973 Topps high number...

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  2. MIA is my favorite recurring feature in the blogosphere. Well done.

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