Up on the blog today we have a 1970 “not so missing” card for former outfielder Jim Gosger, who split his 1969 campaign in dramatic fashion, starting the season off with the new Seattle Pilots franchise, then moving on to the eventual World Champion New York Mets:
Gosger was sent over to the Mets in July to complete an earlier trade
from February that involved Greg Goossen, and he went on to appear in 10
games for the “Amazins”, hitting .133 over that time with two hits in
He would move on to the Montreal Expos for both the 1970 and 1971 seasons before spending all of 1972 in the Minor Leagues.
He’d make it back to the Majors in 1973, again with the Mets, where he would play in 38 games, followed by another 26 in 1974, which would end up being the last of his Big League career.
He had a 10-year career that saw him suit up for the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City/Oakland A’s, Seattle Pilots, Montreal Expos and Mets before retiring after the 1974 season.
All told he batted .226 for his career with 411 hits, 197 runs scored, 30 homers and 177 runs batted in over 705 career games and 1815 at-bats.