Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 TOM PHOEBUS

Here’s a missing “career-capping” 1973 card of former pitcher Tom Phoebus, one-time Baltimore Oriole young gun who wrapped up a seven year career with the Chicago Cubs in 1972:


Phoebus appeared in 38 games in 1972, split between the San Diego padres and Cubs, posting a 3-4 record with a 4.04 earned run average over 89 innings of work.
He somewhat burst onto the Major League stage in 1966 when he threw two shutouts in three starts, going 2-1 with a 1.23 ERA.
Over the next three seasons he performed really well, winning 43 games with nine shutouts, even throwing a no-hitter on April 27th, 1968 against the reigning American League champ Boston Red Sox.
But after a 1970 season that saw him limited to 21 starts, posting a 5-5 record, Phoebus was traded to the San Diego Padres where he went 3-11 with a 4.46 ERA, before ending his career with that last split year in 1972.
Overall, Phoebus posted a 56-52 record with a nice 3.33 ERA over 201 games, 149 of them starts, with eleven shutouts and 725 strikeouts in 1030 innings pitched.

1 comment:

  1. At first glance, this appeared to be a fine example of an air brushed card.

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