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.