Thursday, July 11, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1970 DANNY COOMBS

Today we have a “not so missing” 1970 card for veteran pitcher Danny Coombs, who appeared in only eight games for the Houston Astros in 1969:


Coombs posted a record of 0-1 with a 6,75 earned run average over eight innings pitched, which was pretty much his usual season coming into the seventh season under the Big League sun.
Between 1963 and 1969, Coombs appeared in a career-high 40 games in 1968, and 26 games in 1965, with every other season showing single-digit appearance totals for the left-hander.
He would have his best season in the Majors in 1970, his first for the San Diego Padres, when he posted a record of 10-14 over 35 appearances, 27 of them starts, with a nice 3.30 ERA and 105 strikeouts.
He’d only appear in 19 games for San Diego the following year, which would turn out to be the last of his career, going 1-6 with a 6.24 ERA over 57.2 innings, seven of those 19 appearances being starts.
After only 10 appearances in the Minors during the 1972 season for San Diego, he’d call it a career and finish with a 19-27 record, with an ERA of 4.08 over 144 appearances and 393 innings pitched.

1 comment:

  1. Nice card, while Coombs' career was somewhat hit-or-miss in the majors, he always had a card throughout the 1960s. He had the same pose for his 1967 and 1969 cards; obviously the product of players refusing to pose for Topps in the late '60s.

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