Up on the blog today we have a “not so missing” 1975 card for former pitcher Gary Ross, who barely saw any action during the 1974 season with the San Diego Padres:
Ross appeared in nine games for the Padres that season, not factoring in a decision while pitching to an earned run average of 4.50 in 18 innings of work.
For the 1975 campaign Ross would appear in one single game, now with the California Angels, throwing five innings and allowing three runs for a 5.40 ERA, taking the loss.
He would bounce back nicely somewhat in 1976 when he appeared in 34 games, 31 of them starts, going 8-16 but with a very nice 3.00 earned run average with seven complete games and two shutouts in 225 innings of work.
Sadly, his 1977 season was another bust as he went 2-4 in only 14 games with a 5.55 ERA over 58.1 innings, which would end up being his last as a Big League pitcher.
He’d retire after the season, never even playing Minor League ball after that, finishing up with a career 25-47 record over 283 appearances, with a 3.92 ERA in 713.2 innings pitched between 1968 and 1977.