Wednesday, April 24, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 LUIS QUINTANA

Here’s a “not so missing” 1976 card for former California Angels pitcher Luis Quintana, who played what turned out to be the last of his Major League games during the 1975 season:


Quintana appeared in four games for California, going 0-2 with a 6.43 earned run average over seven innings, all out of the bullpen.
The previous season he appeared in 18 games, his debut season, going 2-1 with an ERA of 4.26 in 12.2 innings, again, all out of the bullpen.
Although he’d stick around Minor League ball through the 1983 season, he’d never make it back to a Big League mound, finishing his brief career with a record of 2-3, with an ERA at 5.03 over 22 appearances and 19.2 innings pitched, all with the Angels.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! This makes three hits in a row...Gordon, Grace, and now Mr. Quintana. I have a 1977 Coca Cola Salt Lake City Gulls card of him. Back then the PCL teams had really nice informative team sets. Of course, that also was when the PCL was out West, not in Nashville or New Orleans or Iowa. Many good memories. Thanks.

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  2. Nice card, a very 1970s Angels card, complete with the mountain behind him from their Spring Training facility as many of their cards had back then.

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