Up on the blog today I have a 1972 “not so missing” card for former San Francisco Giant pitcher Jim Willoughby, who made his Major League debut in 1971 with two scant games:
The 22-year-old went 0-1 over those two games, pitching four innings to a
9.00 earned run average, with one of those appearances being a start.
He’d go on to play eight years in the Big Leagues, finishing up with a
career 26-36 record, with an ERA of 3.79 over 238 appearances, 28 of
those starts, with a shutout and 34 saves thrown in.
His best season could arguably be 1972 when he appeared in eleven games,
all starts, and completed seven games, going 6-4 with an ERA of 2.36
over 87.2 innings pitched.