Fun card to create today, my 1978 “not so missing” card for seven-game Major League catcher Dave Criscione of the Baltimore Orioles:
Criscione appeared in all seven games of his Big League career in 1977,
in the span of two weeks in July, collecting three hits over nine
at-bats including a home run.
It was a somewhat long climb to the Majors, starting his pro career in
1970 as an 18-year-old with the Washington Senators organization.
Sadly for him, those seven games with the Orioles in the Summer of 1977
would be it, as he would spend all of 1978 in the Minor Leagues before
retiring from pro ball by season’s end.
But hey, how many former players can say they retired from Major League baseball with a .333 career batting average!?