Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for pitcher Ed Sprague, who appeared in 18 games for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1975:
Sprague posted a 1-7 record in those 18 appearances, 11 of which were
starts, along with a 4.68 earned run average over 67.1 innings of work.
This was after a very nice 1974 season which saw him go 7-2 with a 2.39
ERA over 20 games and 10 starts in his first full season with the
organization after coming over from the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 1976 he’d appear in the final three games of his eight-year Major
League career, going 0-2 with a bloated 7.04 ERA to end up at 17-23,
with a 3.84 ERA over 198 big league appearances and 408 innings pitched.
Of course you’ll also recognize his name, as his son Ed Jr would be a
Major League third baseman for 11-years with some power numbers for the
Toronto Blue Jays in the mid-to-late 1990’s.