After appearing in the 1973 Topps set with a very nice horizontal card, former relief pitcher Don Stanhouse didn’t make the cut the following year, so I went and created a “missing” card here:
Before helping the Baltimore Orioles reach the World Series in 1979 with
a very nice all-star season, Stanhouse played for the Texas Rangers and
Montreal Expos, bouncing between a starting and relief role.
In 1973 Stanhouse appeared in 21 games for the Rangers, posting a 1-7
record with a 4.76 earned run average and a single save over 70 innings
Over the next couple of seasons he wouldn’t see much action, until the
Expos made him a starter in 1976, a season that saw Stanhouse post a
career high 184 innings on the mound, going 9-12 with a 3.77 ERA in 34
But it was his 1978 and 1979 seasons that got Stanhouse some attention when he posted sub-3.00 ERA’s and over 20 saves year.
Sadly for him after finding himself in Los Angeles in 1980 he never
found that groove again, suffering injuries and limiting him to only 38
more games in his career before retiring after the 1982 season back in