Friday, April 26, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 PHIL GARNER

Let’s go and give “Scrap Iron” Phil Garner a “not so missing” 1974 card based on his MLB debut of nine games during the 1973 season:


Garner got his first taste of the Big Leagues with nine games, getting five plate appearances without a hit along with three strikeouts.
Nevertheless, he would go on to a very nice 16-year career as a player, along with another eight as a manager during the 1990’s and 2000’s, even guiding the Houston Astros to a National League Pennant in 2005 when they eventually lost to the Chicago White Sox in the World Series.
As a player, he was a part of the 1979 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates team, as well as a member of the 1973 and 1974 World Champ Oakland A’s, though not a cog or even a regular by any means.
By the time he retired after the 1988 season, the three-time All-Star finished with a career .260 average, with 1594 hits over 6136 at-bats and 1860 games.

2 comments:

  1. Great card! I had not heard of him until his rookie card from '75.

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  2. One of my favorite players. Nice card.

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