Saturday, April 9, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION: 1973 TOM NORTON

Here’s a “missing” 1973 card for former Twins pitcher Tom Norton:


Norton appeared in 21 games for Minnesota during the 1972 season, all of them out of the pen.
He pitched pretty well, posting a 2.78 earned run average which is not reflected in his 0-1 record.
However, though he had a solid showing, he never appeared in a Major League game again, having those 1972 appearances be the only action he’d see on a big league mound.
He would toil in the Minnesota and Chicago White Sox minor league systems through the 1976 season before hanging them up.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I knew 1970's baseball... Never heard of this guy... Another reason why I like the missing in action cards. This would fit into Larry Fritsch's One Year Winners set.

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