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.