Today we have a “not so missing” 1978 card for former Houston Astros pitcher Tom Dixon, who made his Big League debut in 1977 at the age of 22:
Dixon appeared in nine games for Houston that season, going 1-0 with an ERA of 3.26 over 30.1 innings, including four starts.
He’d be back in 1978 and appear in 30 games, starting 19 of them, going
7-11 with an ERA of 3.99, tossing two shutouts and striking out 66 over
However in 1979 he’d only get into 19 games, going 1-2 with a bloated
6.66 ERA over 25.2 innings before spending the next four seasons in the
New York Mets and Montreal Expos Minor League systems.
At the end of the 1983 season he made it all the way back to the Big
Leagues, throwing 3.2 innings for the Montreal Expos, but to little
success as evidenced by his 0-1 record with a 9.82 ERA, so he called it a
All told, he finished with a record of 9-14, with an ERA at 4.33 over 62
appearances and 199.2 innings of work, with two shutouts and a save
over parts of four seasons.