Tuesday, May 9, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 ODELL JONES

Here’s a “not so missing” 1976 card for former pitcher Odell Jones, who originally came up for a brief cup-of-coffee with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1975:


Jones, who would go on to play nine years in the Major Leagues between 1975 and 1988, appeared in only two games for the Pirates in his debut, pitching three innings and not allowing a run with only one hit.
After spending the 1976 season in the minor leagues, he came back in 1977 and appeared in 34 games for Pittsburgh, going 3-7 with a 5.08 earned run average in 108 innings of work.
He’d end up generally a man out of the bullpen for the rest of his career, with an occasional spot start here and there, compiling a 24-35 record, including a spotless 5-0 career-capping season in 1988 with the Milwaukee Brewers, before hanging them up.

2 comments:

  1. These 1976's look great. Where do you find your photos? I'm working on an updated Topps Traded with real cards instead of the airbrushing and traded signs. (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.841500746000247&type=3), but I'm short pictures for Ken Brett (Yankees), Bill Singer (Rangers), Morris Nettles (White Sox), Joe McIntosh (Astros), Pete Falcone (Cards) and Mike Anderson (Cards).

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  2. he also took a no-hitter into the 9th, 5/28/88 at Cleveland. I remember the Tribe fans giving him a big ovation after it was broken up and he was taken out.

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