Here’s a card a long-time in the making, my 1974 “missing in action” for former pitcher Steve Dunning, who split his 1973 season between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers:
I finally found a nice shot of him with the Rangers, which filled a gap
in my list of truly “missing” players, this one for the 1974 set.
Dunning appeared in 27 games during the 1973 season, going 2-8 with a
5.53 earned run average spread out over 112.1 innings of work. Certainly
enough of a season to warrant a card in the 1974 set!
He would only end up appearing in one game in the Big Leagues in 1974,
pitching 2.1 innings for Texas before spending all of 1975 in the
All told, Dunning put together a seven-year MLB career between 1970 and
1977, finishing up with a record of 23-41 with an ERA of 4.56 in 136
appearances, 84 of them starts, pitching 613.2 innings with a save and a
shutout thrown in.