Friday, May 24, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1977 AL AUTRY

Here was a really fun card to add to my 1977 collection, a “not so missing” edition for one-game Major League pitcher Al Autry of the Atlanta Braves:


Autry got his spot in the Big League sun on September 14th of 1976, starting and throwing five innings, striking out three while giving up three runs for an ERA of 5.40.
It was good enough for the win! So he earned a victory in his MLB debut, which sadly for him turned out to be the sum total of his Big League tenure.
He would end up spending all of 1977 in the Minor Leagues for the Atlanta organization, before moving on to the St. Louis Cardinals system in 1978, where he was used mainly out of the bullpen.
He would call it a career after that, spending 10 years in pro ball between 1969 and 1978, including that one solitary game in the Fall of 1976, walking away with a win.

3 comments:

  1. It's been a great week for your "Not really Missing in Action" series. Great card!

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  2. Nice card! Hard to believe that the Braves did not make more use of him since their pitching staff was so terrible at that time.

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  3. Nice card! There’s a very nice story in SABR in which Mr Autry describes the game and his brief time in the majors with Atlanta.

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