Up on the blog today is a “not so missing” 1971 card for former infielder Bob Johnson, who finished up an 11-year Major League career with 30 games in Oakland during the 1970 season:
Johnson, who originally came up with the Athletics (when they were in
Kansas City) back in 1960 as a 24-year-old, hit .174 in those last 30
games in 1970, with eight hits over 46 at-bats with six runs scored and
two runs batted in.
His best season was 1962 when, with the Washington Senators, he hit .288
in what turned out to be his only full-season of play, appearing in 135
games and collecting 134 hits over 466 at-bats and 504 plate
In all his other Big League seasons he never even had 300 plate
appearances or 100 games played, averaging about 75 games a year.
By the time he retired, he finished with a very nice .272 batting
average, with 628 hits in 2307 at-bats in 874 games, playing for seven
different teams and five different positions.
Not a bad “under-the-radar” MLB tenure.