Here’s a “not so missing” 1973 card for a New York Yankee pitcher who put in a grand total of two Major League games during his brief career, Larry Gowell:
Gowell’s sum total of two appearances in a Major League uniform came on
September 21st and October 4th of 1972, pitching seven innings and
allowing just one run for a sparkling 1.29 earned run average, though he
did go 0-1.
A Yankees fourth round pick in 1967, he spent his entire eight-year pro
career in their system, posting a few nice seasons in the Minors, with
win total of 18, 15 and 14 in 1969, 1971 and 1972.
He would pitch through the 1974 season before leaving pro-ball for good,
with a great 2.88 career pro E.R.A., 78 wins and 19 shutouts over 192
Minor League games.