Friday, January 11, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 DAN LARSON

Here is a TRULY “not so missing” card, my 1979 example for former pitcher Dan Larson, who appeared in one game the previous season, for one inning:


Coming over from the Houston Astros, Larson threw one single inning for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1978, striking out two while giving up one hit, a home run, for a cool 9.00 earned run average.
1979 would pretty much be more of the same, as he’d only get into three games this time, going 1-1 with an ERA at 4.26 over 19 innings of work.
His career would last through the 1982 season when he played his final 12 games for the Chicago Cubs, going 0-4 with a 5.67 ERA before calling it a career.
Overall, Larson threw to a record of 10-25 over 78 appearances, throwing 323.1 innings with an earned run average at 4.40.
Of his 78 games, 43 were starts, most in his first two seasons with the Astros, pitching six of his seven career complete games.

4 comments:

  1. Here we go again... Another awesome creation... I remember him with the Houston Astros Topps 1977

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  2. He's doing a great imitation of the 1973 Topps pitcher icon!

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  3. Excellent card! Larson was always the guy the Phillies called up to start whenever one of their starters got injured.

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