Love producing cards for guys like this!
Here’s a “not so missing” 1976 card for former Pittsburgh Pirates
pitcher Jim Minshall, who played the last of his six Major League games
Minshall appeared in one single game for Pittsburgh in 1975, on September 11th, throwing a scoreless inning in relief where he walked two and struck out two.
He didn’t factor in a decision, and when added to the five appearances
he had when he first had a taste of big league ball in 1974, he’d finish
his brief career with a record of 0-1 over those six appearances, with
five K’s over 5.1 innings pitched.
I couldn’t help but notice his year in the Minors in 1972 when pitching
for the Salem Pirates in A-Ball, as he posted a record of 16-1 with 12
complete games in 26 starts along with an earned run average of 3.38.
Sadly, that would be the only season in his 11-year pro career that he
would top 10+ wins, finishing up with a record of 59-53 between 1966 and