On the blog today, we have a "not quite missing in action" 1973 card for former outfielder/first baseman Frank Tepedino of the New York Yankees:
Tepedino was back with the Yankees in 1972 after a season with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971, though his 1972 season was the sum total of eight games, all as a pinch-hitter, going 0-8 at the plate with a strikeout.
Never a full-time player, Tepedino never played more than 78 games in a season, and that was in 1974 with Atlanta, when he hit .231 with 39 hits in 169 at-bats.
Originally up with the New York Yankees, he also played with the Milwaukee Brewers the last half of 1971, before a short stint back with the Yanks in 1972, then on to the Atlanta Braves.
He would end up batting .241 as a Major League player, totaling 122 hits in 507 at-bats in 265 games, with 50 runs scored and 58 runs batted in.