Thursday, February 16, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 ED SPRAGUE

Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for pitcher Ed Sprague, who appeared in 18 games for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1975:


Sprague posted a 1-7 record in those 18 appearances, 11 of which were starts, along with a 4.68 earned run average over 67.1 innings of work.
This was after a very nice 1974 season which saw him go 7-2 with a 2.39 ERA over 20 games and 10 starts in his first full season with the organization after coming over from the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 1976 he’d appear in the final three games of his eight-year Major League career, going 0-2 with a bloated 7.04 ERA to end up at 17-23, with a 3.84 ERA over 198 big league appearances and 408 innings pitched.
Of course you’ll also recognize his name, as his son Ed Jr would be a Major League third baseman for 11-years with some power numbers for the Toronto Blue Jays in the mid-to-late 1990’s.

3 comments:

  1. This guy got jipped out of many cards over the years.

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  2. He also had a decent amount of playing time (33 games) with the 1972 NL champion Reds but never got a '73 card.

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    1. Rusty Staub also didn't get a card in 1973, and had much more playing time than Sprague.

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