On the blog today, we have a "not so missing" 1979 card for former reliever Will McEnaney, who played in a half-dozen games during the 1978 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates:
Thursday, June 10, 2021
NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 WILL McENANEY
McEnaney, who came over to the Pirates after a year North playing for the Montreal Expos, appeared in six games, not factoring in a decision, while pitching to an unsightly 10.38 ERA over 8.2 innings of work.
It was a far cry from his first three seasons in the Majors, 1974-1976 when he was part of the juggernaut "Big Red Machine" Cincinnati Reds, winners of back-to-back championships in 1975 & 1976.
While there he had his best seasons in the Big Leagues, going a combined 9-9 with 24 saves over 149 games.
In 1979 he found himself a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, where it turned out he played the last games of his MLB tenure, appearing in 45 games and posting a record of 0-3 with an ERA of 2.95 in 64 innings, along with two saves.However, he would spend two of the next three seasons in the Minors, never getting a chance at the Majors again, finishing up with a career 12-17 record over 269 games, with an ERA of 3.76 and 29 saves.