Up on the blog today we have a “not so missing” 1973 card for Bob Stinson, former catcher, who played in 27 games for the Houston Astros during the 1972 season:
Stinson was already with his third team in four seasons as a Big
Leaguer: coming up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1969 and 1970, then
moving on to the St. Louis Cardinals for 17 games in 1971 before his one
season with the Astros in 1972.
In his brief time with Houston, he hit .171 with six hits in 35 at-bats,
driving in two runs while scoring three with a double and a walk.
He’d play 12-years in the Big Leagues, finishing up with the Mariners in
1980 after two years with the Royals in 1975 and 1976, and two years
with the Montreal Expos in 1973 and 1974, hitting .250 in 652 games,
with 408 hits over 1634 at-bats, with 33 homers and 180 runs batted in.