Monday, September 11, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 MIKE DIMMEL

Here’s a 1977 card for a guy who got his first taste of the big show in 1977, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mike Dimmel, who appeared in 25 games:


Dimmel generally saw action as a defensive replacement or pinch runner, going 0-8 at the plate with a stolen base and eight runs scored as a September call-up.
Over the next two seasons he’d see even less time on a Major League field, getting into eight and six games respectively in 1978 and 1979, though he did pick up his sole MLB hit in 1979 when he went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
He’d play out the last two seasons of pro ball with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees minor league systems, before leaving the game for good as a player  after the 1980 season.
All told, he appeared in 39 games, going 1-for-8 with eleven runs scored while filling in all three outfield spots, in his brief career.

2 comments:

  1. Man. What a cool card, I remember him as a September call up for those two seasons

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