Tuesday, December 3, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 ED PLANK

Here was a fun card to add to the 1979 “not so missing” stable, a card for former San Francisco Giants pitcher Ed Plank, who made his MLB debut during the 1978 season, and another player I never heard of before:


Plank appeared in five games for the Giants, not factoring in a decision while posting an earned run average of 4.05 over 6.2 innings.
He’d be back in 1979, albeit for only four appearances, again not picking up a win or a loss over 3.2 innings while posting a bloated 7.36 ERA.
In 1980 he’s spend the year in the Minors, and get hit hard, finishing up with a record of 3-8 with an ERA of 6.90 over 38 appearances and 103 innings of work.
Turns out that would be the last of his professional career, finishing up with nine Major League appearances and 10.1 innings pitched, with no decisions and an ERA of 5.23.

3 comments:

  1. It's a shame he never had a plate appearance, especially against the Pirates. Someone might have...walked the Plank! B^)

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  2. I only remember him because there was a Hall of Fame pitcher of the same name...Eddie Plank with the old Philadelphia A's

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