“31 in 31″ – The 1970′s – Card #5

“31 in 31″ – The 1970′s – Card #5

Robin Yount – 1975 Topps – #223

Robin Yount ranks as #5 on my list of the Top 31 rookies from the 1970′s.  Had Yount played for a team that got more media attention, he could be even higher on the list.

Everything Robin Yount did, he did exceptionally well.  A hitter for power, a hitter for average, a base runner, you name it and he did it very well.  Yount was an offensive machine for 20 years as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.  In 20 big league seasons, Yount finished his career with 3,142 hits.  With those hits came 251 home runs and 271 stolen bases.  And if you add to that his 1,406 RBI and 1,632 runs scored you’ve got a potent mixture that creates the perfect offensive threat.

A 2-time MVP winner with 5 more Top 18 finises, Yount was widely accepted as one of baseball’s best players for 2 decades.  Yount is a 3-time All-star and a Gold Glove winner as well.  Yount reached the World Series in 1982 and lost to the Cardinals in 7 games.  In that series, Yount hit an amazing .414 as he collected 12 hits with 6 RBI.

Robin Yount was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1999. 

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4 responses to ““31 in 31″ – The 1970′s – Card #5

  1. Hmmm. He’s only No. 5. Now I’m really interested in who you have ahead of him. (Well, I know who one of the guys is).

  2. Night Owl – if you can pick my Top 4 in order I’ll send a prize your way. Leave a comment on this post and then we’ll review it after the weekend when the Top 4 are finally revealed… Good Luck!

  3. All right. One has got me stumped. And getting the order right is a whole other matter. But I’ll give it a shot:

    4. Paul Molitor, 1978 (card he shares with Alan Trammell) — this is the one I’m not sure on. I would’ve thought you would’ve featured this one by now.

    3. Eddie Murray, 1978. I know he’s in here somewhere.

    2. Mike Schmidt, 1973 (but more importantly, the card features Ron Cey).

    1. George Brett, 1975.

    • Alright Greg – we’ll know by Saturday if you and I are on the same page. Of course I already know the results… Don’t worry I wouldn’t think about changing them.

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