Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 JOHN MORLAN

Here’s a “missing” 1975 card for former pitcher John Morlan:


Morlan appeared in 10 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1973, his rookie season.
He posted a 2-2 record with a 3.95 earned run average over 41 innings of work, with seven of the 10 appearances being starts.
The following season he would up those appearances to 39 games, but this time all were out of the bullpen, and sadly for him, the final games of his short two-year Major League career.
He’d pitch until 1977 in the Pirates minor league system, back to being a starter, but never make it back to the “big show”.
He’d finish with a 2-5 record, with a 4.16 ERA over 49 games and 106 innings.

1 comment:

  1. haha, separated at birth. Compare this card to the 1971 Topps Steve Blass... http://cdn.sportsmemorabilia.com/sports-product-image/t1223038-340.jpg

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