Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 STEVE BARR

Here’s a “not so missing” 1975 card for a player who made one appearance in 1974, a complete game Major League debut for 22-year-old pitcher Steve Barr:


Barr made that one start count in his big league debut, scattering seven hits over nine-innings with six walks and three strikeouts, allowing four runs while gaining the victory.
Not a bad start to a career!
The following season he’d only appear in three games however, starting two of them and finishing up with an 0-1 record with a very nice 2.57 earned run average over seven innings.
In 1976, which would be his last in the big leagues, Barr found himself with the Texas Rangers, appearing in 20 games, with half of them starts, ending up with a 2-6 record with a 5.59 ERA in 67.2 innings, with three complete games thrown in.
It would even get him a spot on one of the multi-player rookie cards in the 1976 set, airbrushed into a Texas cap to keep him “current”.
But he would never see another Major League game again, finishing up his career with a 3-7 record along with a 5.16 ERA in 24 appearances and 83.2 innings pitched.

3 comments:

  1. Great custom! He's on my list of players to design myself as well as the back!

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  2. He was in spring training with seattle in either 77 or 78 but never made it.

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