Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 JIM MINSHALL

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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 in 1975:


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 1976.

3 comments:

  1. Nice looking card, fits in well with the other spring training shots of the Pirates that year (Kent Tekulve and John Candelaria come to mind).

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  2. Chris T. Absolutely! Great week so far. Gio, you never cease to amaze me. Monday's Barry Lersch was good. Two days later comes this. Great way to start the day.

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  3. Mike Ryan Pirates photos on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-Topps-Baseball-Original-Color-Negative-Mike-Ryan-PIRATES/192294577482?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D8ef2211835c34373bf0fe4a9c8af485b%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D192294576043&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

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