Monday, May 7, 2018

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 LANCE CLEMONS

Today’s blog post has a “not so missing” 1973 card for former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Clemons, who appeared in three games during the 1972 season:


Clemons, who came up with the Kansas City Royals in 1971 for his first taste of the Big Leagues, came over to St. Louis as part of the John Mayberry trade, and proceeded to go 0-1 with a bloated 10.13 earned run average over 5.1 innings of work.
He’d spend all of 1973 in the Minor Leagues playing in the Boston Red Sox organization before making it back to the Majors in 1974, appearing in six games for Boston, going 1-0 with a 9.95 ERA over 6.1 innings.
That would be the last MLB action he’d see, spending all of 1975 in the Minors before retiring as a player.
All told his MLB tenure resulted in a record of 2-1, with a 6.06 ERA in 19 appearances, four of them starts, in 35.2 innings pitched.

2 comments:

  1. Very cool. Vaguely remember this guy with the Bosox

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  2. Great card! I remember him on a Royals '72 Rookie Card. After that, he went on an off-season odyssey that sent him to Houston with Jim York for John Mayberry. Then, as the season was to begin, Lance was traded to the Cardinals with Scipio Spinks for Jerry Reuss. Two pretty good guys to get traded for at that time.

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