Monday, October 3, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 DON WERNER

The next “missing” card from the 1970’s up on the blog is a 1979 edition for former Cincinnati Reds player Don Werner, who was on a multi-player rookie the year before:


Werner actually saw substantial playing time in 1978, appearing in 50 games for Cincinnati, with 17 hits over 113 at-bats, for a .150 batting average with 11 runs batted in and seven runs scored.
Actually not a bad hits-to-RBI ratio!
Anyway, he would not see Major League action in 1979 though would make it back in 1980 before moving on to the Texas Rangers in 1981 and 1982.
For his seven year career Werner hit .176 with 49 hits in 279 at-bats over 118 games, all while catching behind the plate.

3 comments:

  1. Don caught Tom Seaver's no-hitter in 1978 during his extended time filling in for an injured Johnny Bench. That alone should have earned him a card in the '79 set...

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  3. Just bought your `71 and '72 missing card albums! Already had '70.

    Could you please contact me on my email for details on how you remove watermarks so perfectly.
    carty43@netzero.net

    THANKS!

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