Wednesday, May 16, 2018

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 DARRELL OSTEEN

Today we have a “not so missing” 1971 card for former pitcher Darrell Osteen, who played the final three games of his brief Major League career for the Oakland Athletics in 1970, going 1-0 with a 6.35 earned run average over 5.2 innings:


Osteen played the first three years of his career with the Cincinnati Reds between 1965 and 1967, accumulating a record of 0-4 with a bloated ERA over 26 games and 32.1 innings of work.
He’d miss the 1968 and 1969 seasons before making it all the way back to the Majors for that last tour, before spending all of 1971 in the Minors playing for both the Oakland and New York Yankees organizations.
All told, he finished his Big League career with a record of 1-4, with a 8.05 ERA over 29 appearances, with one of them being a start, in 38 innings pitched, with three saves.

5 comments:

  1. Seemed like Darrell was on constant rookie cards in the sixties, always with Lee May. I wonder what happened to him in 68 and 69? Military Service? Injury?

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    1. Upon further review, it was military service. For the record, he had three rookie cards, two with the Reds and one with the A's.

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  2. Yes Chris I thought this guy looked familiar. Great card!

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    1. He didn't have those mutton chops in '67 though

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  3. And despite both of them coming up with the Reds, he is NOT Claude Osteen's brother.

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