Here’s the second and final “not so missing” card for former New York Mets infielder Lute Barnes, a 1974 edition, capping-off his brief two-season Major League career:
Barnes appeared in three games for the Mets during the 1973 season,
going 1-for-2 at the plate with a run batted in and two runs scored.
This was coming off a 1972 season that saw him debut with 24
appearances, hitting .236 with 17 hits over 72 at-bats, including six
RBIs and five runs scored.
Those two showings would end up being the sum total of his Big League
career, as he would spend the next two years in the Minors for both the
Mets and Cincinnati Reds organizations before retiring after the 1975
All told, he finished his career with a .243 average, with 18 hits over
74 at-bats in 27 games, all with the Mets in 1972 and 1973.