Thursday, June 1, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 BILL GILBRETH

Here’s a “not really missing” card for former Detroit Tigers pitcher Bill Gilbreth, who made his MLB debut in 1971 with nine appearances at the age of 23:


Over those appearances he’d post a 2-1 record, the only decisions of his brief three year career, with 14 strikeouts and 21 walks in 30 innings.
The following year he’d only get into two games, allowing nine runs in five innings pitched without a decision before spending the next two season in the Minors.
He would make it back to the Majors in 1974, but only getting into three games for the California Angels, pitching 1.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk for his MLB finale.
All told he finished with a 2-1 record, with a 6.69 ERA in 14 games and 36.1 innings pitched.

3 comments:

  1. This has the feel of a true 1972 card. Very nice.

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  2. Look at that background! - Fantastic card

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  3. He's almost Suttoning, but standing up! I love it!

    (If you don't know what Suttoning is, see http://garveyceyrusselllopes.blogspot.com/2012/10/is-suttoning-new-tebowing.html)

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