Thursday, November 8, 2018

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 DANNY FIFE

Today’s blog post has a “not so missing” 1975 card for former Minnesota Twins pitcher Danny Fife who had a brief two-year Major League career between 1973 & 1974:


Fife appeared in only four games for the Twins in 1974, not factoring in a decision while sporting an earned run average at 17.36 over 4.2 innings.
Turns out those would be the last appearances on a Big League mound for the righty, who made his debut in 1973 when he went 3-2 with an ERA at 4.35 over 10 appearances and 51.2 innings of work.
After only eight appearances in the Minor Leagues during the 1975 season where he went 3-1 with a 3.56 ERA, he called it a career.

3 comments:

  1. And just like that Danny Fife's cardboard hero career is fully documented!

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  2. Nice! Dan Fife, the "one-and-done" wonderboy from the 1974 set, right up there with Mike Rogodzinski and George Theodore. I'm guessing that this shot came from the same shoot as his '74 picture since his time in the bigs was so minimal. Amazingly, he was traded straight-up for former Cy Young winner Jim Perry in '73. Dan Fife is actually more well-known as a basketball player at Michigan and coach in the state of Michigan. Son Dane played basketball at Indiana and is an assistant coach at Michigan St. under Tom Izzo. Older son Dugan was the team captain at Michigan. Danny was not as obscure as his baseball career would have you believe.

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