Friday, November 25, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 GARRY JESTADT

Here’s a career-capping “missing” 1973 card for Garry Jestadt, who had a brief three-year career in the Majors from 1969 to 1972, fitting in three organizations played for:


Jestadt finished his short MLB tenure with the San Diego Padres in 1972, appearing in 92 games playing the infield and batting .246 with 63 hits over 256 at-bats.
He originally came up with the Montreal Expos during their inaugural 1969 season, before a very brief stay on Chicago’ North-side for the Cubs, coming to San Diego during the 1971 season where he’d stay through the following year.
All together he played in 176 Major League games, batting .260 with 118 hits over 454 at-bats, all while playing second, short and third.

2 comments:

  1. Great card! Thanks. Did not understand why he did not get a card in '73 with 92 games and 256 at-bats while still remaining in the organization for another two years. Played in Japan after the Padres. Dig those sideburns.

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  2. Jestadt's claim to fame was popping out for the last out of Milt Pappas's no hitter in 1972 at Wrigley. It probably should have been a perfect game, but home plate umpire Bruce Froemming called two close pitches for balls with the count 2-2 and 3-2, respectively, to the previous batter Larry Stahl. Pappas, who died earlier this year, never seem to get over his beef with Froemming about it.

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