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
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.