Man, there is really nothing going on visually with these Astros cards. They're killing me.Fun facts about Bob Bruce:
-Born in Detroit, Bob signed with the hometown Tigers in 1953 at age 20.
-Bruce pitched well enough as a rookie for Detroit, compiling a 3.74 ERA in 34 games between the rotation and bullpen. But he saw action in only 14 games the following year, and was traded to the expansion Houston club after that season.
-On April 19, 1964, he became the 12th pitcher in major league history to strike out all three batters in an inning on nine total pitches, doing so in the eighth inning against the Cardinals. He also struck out the side in the ninth, giving him two shutout innings of relief with all six outs coming via the K.
-The aforementioned gem against Los Angeles was the final game in Houston's Colt Stadium. Bob also broke in the new Astrodome the following year with a hard-luck 2-0 loss.
-After a dozen games with the Braves in 1967, Bob called it a career. In parts of nine seasons he was 49-71 with a 3.85 ERA.