Monday, March 13, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 LARRY MILBOURNE

Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for long time infielder Larry Milbourne, who was left out of the set after having his rookie card in the 1975 version:


Milbourne actually had MORE plate appearances in 1975 than 1974, yet didn’t get the card the second time around for some strange reason.
During the 1975 season Milbourne appeared in 73 games for the Houston Astros, batting .245 with 32 hits over 151 at-bats while playing both second base and shortstop.
Oddly he would even be omitted from the 1977 set even though he amassed over 160 plate appearances, much more than a bunch of the guys included that year.
He would stick around the Major Leagues for eleven-years, finishing up with the Seattle Mariners in 1984, batting .254 with 623 hits in 2448 at-bats over 989 lifetime games.
He was a solid player for the New York Yankees in 1981 when they took home the American League championship before losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, batting a cool .313 while playing the infield
He contributed even more during the post season, batting a combined .327 (including a scorching .462) in the ALCS, with 17 hits and 10 runs scored over 14 total games.

4 comments:

  1. Love the action shot with those colorful uniforms!

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    1. The Astros did not have a single action shot in '76, so this card is more than appreciated

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  2. Awesome. I'm looking forward to the creation of a '77 Milbourne card, as well.

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