Monday, November 14, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 JESUS HERNAIZ

Here’s a card for a guy that put in one solitary season in the Major Leagues, Jesus Hernaiz, who pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1974:


Sorry for the image I used. Falls short of my usual standards. However I really could not find a better photo of the guy anywhere!

In his one shot at the big leagues, Hernaiz posted a 2-3 record with a 5.88 earned run average over 27 games and 41.1 innings pitched, never to appear in another game at the top level again.
I tell you, it was tough finding a useful image to use for this card, and the one I did find wasn’t that good a shot, but through the magic of Photoshop I did the best I could to make it happen.
Hernaiz isn’t exactly a “Not Quite Missing in Action” player, but it was fun creating a card for a player who made such a brief appearance in the long history MLB.


4 comments:

  1. What are you talking about Gio?! This looks outstanding. I do appreciate your high standards...

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  2. Card looks great...the image fits into the 1975 mood.

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  3. I have been waiting for this card! Actually, I remember him pitching for the Phillies in '74. He hung in with the Phillies organization for another 5 seasons and pitched in the Yankees organization until he was 38.

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  4. The photo you've used was taken by George Brace, a Chicago-based photographer who made a point of taking shots of every new player to come through town. Some of his work, though, leaves a bit to be desired. This is one of them- but beggars can't be choosers. Love the site.

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