Friday, February 3, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 RIMP LANIER

Today’s “not really” missing card is a 1972 edition featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates Rimp Lanier, whose whole Major League career encompassed six games in 1971, with four hitless at-bats:


Lanier’s entire MLB experience was as a pinch-hitter, and while he never collected a hit, he did get on base once by a hit-by-pitch.
That would be it for the 22-year-old, although he did get to play on a world champion team as the Pirates went on to beat the Baltimore Orioles that year and win it all.
Not bad!

5 comments:

  1. Wow! I NEVER heard of this guy before.

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  2. Fantastic card! Looks a high number...

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  3. A player named Rimp was a member of a championship team -if only for a few at bats- while Ernie Banks never made it to a World Series - unreal! but that's baseball...

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  4. Any idea what happened to him? I see that he played in the minors two more years than was gone.

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  5. Love that he's rocking a toothpick

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