Friday, August 23, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 TOM DIXON

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 140 innings.
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 career.
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.

1 comment:

  1. Nice card...He had exactly the same photo for his 1979 and 1980 cards.

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