Monday, February 27, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 JIM STEWART

Here’s a “missing” 1974 card for former player Jim Stewart, who was wrapping up a 10-year career with 61 games for the Houston Astros during the 1973 season:


Stewart batted .191 with 13 hits over 68 at-bats, all singles for the light-hitting man-of-all-positions, as evidenced by his ability to play the outfield and infield at every slot.
Never really a full-time player, the most action he ever saw in any one season was his rookie year of 1964 with the Chicago Cubs when he played in 132 games and batted .253 with 105 hits over 415 at-bats. This would be the only time he collected triple-digit safeties over the course of his career.
He did get a taste of the postseason in 1970 as a member of the National League champion Cincinnati Reds, going hitless in four total at-bats split evenly between the Championship and World Series.
All told, Stewart finished with a .237 career average based on his 336 hits in 1420 at-bats over 777 games with four organizations: Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Reds and Astros.

4 comments:

  1. Always loved his role as George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life".

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  2. Quite possibly the only time Stewart has had a single position indicated on his card! :)

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  3. Great card. Another Astros card that looks like it is right from the original set.

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