On the blog today, a “not so missing” 1974 card for former Detroit Tigers pitcher Bill Slayback, who barely appeared in the Big Leagues during the 1973 season after a decent rookie showing in 1972:
He barely saw any Major League action in 1973 when he pitched in three
games and only 2 innings, not factoring in a decision while posting an
earned run average of 4.50, allowing five hits and an earned run in that
In his debut year of 1972, he played the bulk of his total Big League
playing time when suited up for 23 games, going 5-6 over 81.2 innings,
starting 13 games and even throwing a shutout, with a nice 3.20 ERA.
But after a 1974 season that saw him appear in 16 games, four of those
starts, posting a 1-3 record with a 4.77 earned run average in 54.2
innings of work, his time on a Major league mound was done, as he would
toil in the Minors in both 1975 and 1976, retiring soon after.
All told he posted a 6-9 record in his Major League career, finishing
with a 3.84 ERA in 42 games, 17 of which were starts, along with a
shutout and three complete games over 138.1 innings pitched. Between
1972 and 1974.