Today we have a “not so missing” 1976 card for former pitcher Rick Sawyer, who you may remember from his time with the San Diego padres later in the decade:
Sawyer originally came up to the Big Leagues with the Yanks, first
appearing in a single game during the 1974 season when he pitched 1.2
In 1976 he was back, albeit for only four appearances out of the
bullpen, not factoring in a decisions and posting an ERA of an even 3.00
over six innings of work.
By the time the 1976 season opened, he found himself a member of the
Padres, posting a nice year with a 5-3 record over 13 appearances, with
an ERA of 2.53 over 81.2 innings pitched.
In 1977, he would appear in a career-high 56 games, with nine of them
starts, throwing 111 innings and going 7-6, though with a bloated ERA of
Sadly, that would be the end of his Big League days, as he’d spend all
of 1978 in the Cleveland Indians organization, posting an ugly 6.43 ERA
over 28 innings, ending his pro career.