Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 MAC SCARCE

OK. So here is pretty much the EXTREME of “Not Really Missing”, a 1976 card for a pitcher who literally faced ONE batter during the 1975 season for the New York Mets, Mac Scarce:


Scarce came over from the Philadelphia Phillies, where he put in three seasons out of the bullpen, picking up 21 saves while putting together a 5-18 record over 141 appearances.
Needless to say he didn’t give the Mets the same playing time, and after one batter faced (of which I assume was a sacrifice or HBP), that would be it for Scarce as a New York Met.
He did make it back to the Majors in 1978 with the Minnesota Twins, appearing in 17 games, but that would be it, and the books were closed on what would end up being a 5-year career, with a 6-19 record along with a 3.69 earned run average over 159 games and 209.2 innings pitched.

6 comments:

  1. That one batter was Richie Hebner in the bottom of the 9th of a game in April '75. Scarce gave up the game-winning single which ended the game. Scarce was traded to the Reds for Tom Hall soon after that game.

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    1. Awesome! I didn't see the batter faced as a "hit". Was wondering what happened? Thanks!

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  2. He truly made himself Scarce as a Met! B^)

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  3. from Retrosheet.org, looks like on 04/11/1975 he gave up a walk off single to Richie Hebner of the Pirates, wasting a 2 homer game from Kong:

    PIRATES 9TH: Zisk singled to right; Parker singled to left [Zisk
    to second]; Sanguillen singled to left [Zisk scored, Parker to
    second]; POPOVICH BATTED FOR MENDOZA; BALDWIN REPLACED KOOSMAN
    (PITCHING); Popovich walked [Parker to third, Sanguillen to
    second]; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR DEMERY; Kirkpatrick flied out to
    right; Stennett singled to center [Parker scored, Sanguillen
    scored, Popovich to second]; SCARCE REPLACED BALDWIN (PITCHING);
    Hebner singled to left [Popovich scored, Stennett to second]; 4
    R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Pirates 4.

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  4. Will you make a Career Capper for him with the Twins?

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