OK. So here is pretty much the EXTREME of “Not Really Missing”, a 1976 card for a pitcher who literally faced ONE batter during the 1975 season for the New York Mets, Mac Scarce:
Scarce came over from the Philadelphia Phillies, where he put in three
seasons out of the bullpen, picking up 21 saves while putting together a
5-18 record over 141 appearances.
Needless to say he didn’t give the Mets the same playing time, and after
one batter faced (of which I assume was a sacrifice or HBP), that would
be it for Scarce as a New York Met.
He did make it back to the Majors in 1978 with the Minnesota Twins,
appearing in 17 games, but that would be it, and the books were closed
on what would end up being a 5-year career, with a 6-19 record along
with a 3.69 earned run average over 159 games and 209.2 innings pitched.