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
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.