On the blog today we have a “not so missing” 1973 card for former pitcher Tom House, who appeared in only eight games for the Atlanta Braves during the 1972 season:
House didn’t factor in a decision over those eight games, but sported a
nice 2.89 earned run average over 9.1 innings while picking up two
House made his Big League debut in 1971 as a 24-year-old with Atlanta, appearing in 11 games and going 1-0 with a 3.05 ERA over 20.2 innings as a 24-year-old.
He’d put in eight years in the Big Leagues, generally as a reliever who made 289 appearances with only 21 of them starts, finishing up with a career 29-23 record with an ERA at 3.79 over 536 innings, with 33 saves between 1971 and 1978 playing for Atlanta, Boston and Seattle.
As a bit of a side-note, I’ll always remember that he was the pitcher in the bullpen on that historic 1974 day, catching Hank Aaron’s 715th home run.