Fun facts about Dave Vineyard:
-This is the only baseball card issued for Dave Vineyard during his brief career.
-The native of Clay, West Virginia is the only player from the Mountain State to pitch for the Orioles.
-Signed with the Indians out of high school in 1959, but was drafted away by the O's later that year.
-Made his major league debut in July 1964, in the midst of his sixth pro season.
-His second career start (of six) was his best. Just six days after his debut, Dave two-hit the Senators, winning 7-2. He struck out seven and walked four in a complete-game effort, and didn't surrender his first hit until the seventh.
-Vineyard also got his first of two career hits in that game, singling in the seventh inning.
-On September 7, 1964, came on in relief of Dave McNally, who had given up four runs to the Athletics without retiring a batter in the first inning. Vineyard allowed just two runs in six innings while striking out a career-high 11 men, but the Birds fell to the A's, 6-1.
-His stats for 1964, his lone season in the majors: 2-5, 4.17 ERA in 54 innings. He struck out 50 and walked 27. He struggled with arm injuries thereafter, and never made it back to the bigs.
-Back in the minors, Dave pitched no-hitters in 1966 (for Rochester vs. Toledo) and 1967 (for Toronto vs. Rochester).