Monday, December 2, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 TOM ROBSON

Here’s a “not so missing” 1976 card for a player I honestly never heard of before, former Texas Rangers first baseman Tom Robson, he of a brief two-year Big League career:


Robson appeared in 17 games for Texas in 1975, hitting an even .200 with seven hits over 35 at-bats, in what was his second stint in the Majors.
He made his MLB debut during the 1974 season when he hit .231 over six games with three hits in 13 at-bats, driving in two while scoring two.
Originally in the New York Mets organization between 1967 and 1970, he put up a couple monster seasons in the Minors, including 1973 and 1974 when he hit 38 and 41 homers with 258 RBIs combined in the Rangers system.
Sadly for him, after those 17 games in 1975 he never played American pro ball again, still only 29 years of age, he took his talents to Japan where he played the 1976 season for Nankai, appearing in only 37 games before retiring for good, hitting only .209 with three homers and nine RBIs.
All told, he finished his MLB career with a .208 batting average, never hitting a homer while driving in four over 23 games and 48 official at-bats.

3 comments:

  1. Nice card...I only heard of him because he was a hitting coach for many seasons in the bigs. His nephew is Mike Moutsakis.

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  2. He appears in the 1976 Yankees yearbook. He must have got cut in spring training.

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