Sunday, April 16, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 JOHN GAMBLE

Here’s a “not so missing” 1973 card for former shortstop John Gamble, who appeared in a scant six games for the Detroit Tigers during his rookie 1972 season:


Gamble played in the first six games of what would be a short 13-game career in 1972, going hitless in three at-bats in pinch-hit roles while playing one game at shortstop.
The following year he’d play in seven games for Detroit, oddly enough listed as a designated hitter yet not having a single plate appearance (?), though he did score a run.
Sadly for him that would be it for the Majors, though he would stick it out in the Minor Leagues until the 1976 season in Triple-A ball.

3 comments:

  1. #1 - Dig the sideburns
    #2 - Always remember him being on that Rookie card in '74 with former Phillies great Manny Trillo and current Phillies manager Pete Mackanin

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  2. Perfect photo for 1973 card. Looks good!

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  3. Agree with Dave. This is a great picture for the '73 format. Nice card! Looking back at the Rudy Arroyo card, interesting how there is no indication of position on the front of the card for the '72 format, but on the '73 format, position is a prominent feature.

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