Let’s go and give former pitcher Gary Bell a career-capping “missing” 1970 card, closing out a nice 12-year career that saw him come up back in 1958 with the Cleveland Indians:
Bell split the 1969 season between the Seattle Pilots in their one and olny year of existence, and the Chicago White Sox.
In that time he posted a combined 2-6 record, with a 5.31 earned run average in 36 games and 100 innings pitched.
It was a bit of a surprise since the previous year he went 11-11 with a
nice 3.12 ERA, though it WAS in the “year of the pitcher”.
But it was the type of season he put in year after year in Cleveland
between 1958 and 1966 and with the Boston Red Sox in 1967 and 1968.
A three-time all-star, Bell would finish his career with a 121-117
record with a 3.68 ERA along with nine shutouts and 50 saves over 519
appearances, with 233 of them coming as starts.