Thursday, March 2, 2017

KINDA NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 MIKE BEARD

This card is really a toss-up as far as “missing” or “not really missing”, a 1977 card for former Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Beard, who had his rookie card in the 1976 Topps set:


Beard was borderline “missing”, as he appeared in 30 games for the Braves, going 0-2 with a save over 33.2 innings pitched.
His innings pitched dropped by about half from the year before, though his appearances were pretty much the same (34 to 30), along with a 4.28 earned run average.
But the 1977 season didn’t bring much luck, as he’d appear in only four games with an eye-popping 9.64 ERA over 4.2 innings, with 14 hits and two walks allowed. Ouch.
That would sadly be it for the lefty, and he’d wrap up his brief Major League career with a 4-2 record along with a 3.74 ERA in 74 games and 118 innings.
But certainly nothing to be embarrassed about!

2 comments:

  1. I'd call it "missing"...30 games is fairly significant, even for a reliever, and he was still with the team in 1977. Your card fits in very well with the Braves cards for that season.

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  2. I always liked shows of guys in their warmups.

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