Here’s a “missing” 1971 card for a guy who came up as a teenage outfielder in 1960 with the Chicago Cubs, but retooled and ended his career as a Chicago White Sox pitcher 10 years later, Danny Murphy:
Murphy was in the Major Leagues as a 17-year old during the 1960 season
and saw limited play over the next three years before going back to the
Minors and becoming a pitcher, eventually making it back to the big
leagues in 1969 with the cross-town Pale Hose.
In 1970 Murphy appeared in 51 games, posting a 2-3 record with a 5.69 earned run average over 80.2 innings.
The previous season he made the long journey back after toiling for six
years in the Minors, and posted a 2-1 record with a nice 2.01 ERA over
17 games and 31.1 innings.
In between he played for both Chicago and Houston organizations, making
the switch in 1965 once he joined the White Sox, though the ‘69 &
‘70 seasons were the only action his pitching would bring him.
After playing for the Boston Red Sox organization in 1971 he was out of baseball for good.