1975 Topps Set Card 246/660 – #348 – Tony Muser, White Sox
Player Name: Tony Muser
Team: Chicago White Sox
Position: 1st Base
Image Style: Posed Batting
Years In The Major Leagues: 9 seasons, 1969, 1971-78
Notes From His 1975 Season: Tony Muser played in 123 games over the course of the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles. Muser hit .275 in 1975, with 53 hits in 193 at-bats. He scored 22 runs and drove in 17 runs combined between the two clubs.
Notes From Career: Tony Muser is a career .259 hitter that played for four different clubs during his major league career. Muser has 329 career hits that includes 41 doubles, 9 triples, and 7 home runs. He scored 123 runs during his 9-year career and also drove in 117. In 1,389 plate appearances, Muser struck out just 138 times.
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The 2010 baseball season marked the first time in Milwakuee Brewers history in which two batters were each hit by 20 or more pitches over the course of the same baseball season. Rickie Weeks was hit by 25 balls and Prince Fielder was not too far behind with 21 HBP.
Happy Birthday Rollie Fingers!!!
Rollie Fingers turns 68 years old today.
While Rollie Fingers may best be known for his famous facial hair, his solid baseball career earned him quite a bit of fame too.
A 17-year veteran, boasting 341 career saves and seven All-star appearances, Fingers was a dominant relief pitcher for more than a decade.
His best work was during the 1981 season while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. In that season, Fingers posted a 6-3 record while also collecting 28 saves. He had a 1.04 ERA with 78 innings pitched. And in those appearances he struck out 61 batters while walking just 13. Fingers’ dominance was enough to earn him the league’s Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards – a truly remarkable feat!!
Rollie Fingers is a 3-time World Series champion. His efforts on the 1972-74 Oakland A’s teams help the team from ‘The Bay’ become one of baseball’s greatest dynasties!!!
With such an impressive resume, it is kind of shocking that Fingers has a losing record. For his career, he is 114-118. So for his birthday, I would like to give Mr. Fingers a ‘do-over’ of the 1978 season in which he went 6-13. I am hoping for 5 more wins than losses so this Hall of Famer could hold his head even a little higher with his above .500 winning percentage!!
Happy Birthday Mr. Fingers!!!
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Happy Birthday Paul Molitor!!!
Paul Molitor turns 56 years old today.
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004, Paul Molitor had a brilliant 21-year career. Never getting the opportunity to showcase his talents in front of a consistently large crowd, Molitor spent most of his career as an unheralded superstar.
With 3,316 career hits and a lifetime batting average of .306 Paul Molitor is one of the greatest hitters of the last 40 years. For a player that was not classified as a ‘power hitter’ Molitor quietly bashed 234 home runs. And while also never being classified as a ‘speedster’, Paul also accumulated 504 stolen bases. This multi-dimensional player was a 7-time All-star, and he won 4 Silver Slugger awards as well. Molitor finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 9 times over the course of his career where his highest finish was coming in at 2nd place in 1993.
Happy Birthday Mr. Molitor!!!
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1982 HEADLINE: Rollie Fingers Captures Career Save #300
On this day in 1982, Rollie Fingers captured the 300th save of his major league baseball career.
Coming off of a Cy Young and MVP season in 1981, Fingers and the Brewers were riding high in 1982. And as the team led their division heading into the last month of the season, several of the Brewers’ top players were performing at their peak – Fingers included.
On this night, in Seattle and in front of 20,000 fans, Fingers added another baseball milestone to his already impressive resume. Save #300 came as he preserved the 3-2 victory over the Mariners.
Fingers’ stat line looked like this – 2 innings pitched, 3 hits allowed, 2 runs allowed, and 1 strikeout. Not the most impressive stuff on this night, but a victory and a save nonetheless.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Rollie Fingers!!!
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Happy Birthday Craig Counsell!!!
Amazingly, Craig Counsell celebrates his 44th birthday today.
For all of us Florida Marlins fans, we celebrate Craig today and take a minute to remember and enjoy the memory of the game winning run that he scored in extra innings in Game 7 giving us our first World Series title in 1997.
That hit by Edgar Rentaria and run by Craig Counsell are undoubtedly the most important and meaningful moments in Marlins history!!!
Happy Birthday Craig!!!
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Two members of the Milwaukee Brewers stole 40 or more bases during the 1992 baseball season. Pat Listach led the club with 51 steals and Darryl Hamilton swiped 41.
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