Up on the blog today we have a “not so missing” 1979 card for former pitcher Fred Holdsworth, who put in a sporadic seven-year Big League career between 1972 and 1980:
Holdsworth appeared in six games during the 1978 season, pitching for the Montreal Expos and not factoring in a decision, with an earned run average of 7.27 over 8.2 innings of work.
He would spend all of 1979 in the Minors before coming back, now with the Milwaukee Brewers, for the 1980 season and appearing in what turned out to be the last nine games of his career, again not factoring in a decision while pitching to a 4.58 ERA over 19.2 innings.
Originally up in 1972 with the Detroit Tigers, Holdsworth played three years in the Motor City before spending all of 1975 in the Minors before playing in 16 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1976 when he posted his best MLB season, going 4-1 with a very nice 2.04 ERA in 39.2 innings.
Overall, by the time he retired, he finished with a 7-10 record in 72 appearances, with an ERA of 4.40 and two saves over 182 innings pitched.