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1975 Topps Set Card 200/660 – #500 – Nolan Ryan, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 200/660 – #500 – Nolan Ryan, Angels

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Player Name:  Nolan Ryan

Team:  California Angels

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  27 seasons, 1966, 1968-93

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Nolan Ryan appeared in 28 games for the California Angels.  He started all of the games, and amassed a record of 14-12 with 10 complete games and 5 shutouts.  In 198 innings of work, Ryan compiled an ERA of 3.45 as he allowed 152 hits and 90 runs in that span.  Ryan struck out 186 batters in 1975, averaging 8.5 per 9 innings pitched.  Ryan was selected to the AL All-Star team in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is one of the most accomplished pitchers in major league history.  He has a career record of 324-292 with 222 complete games and 61 shutouts to his credit.  In 5,386 innings of work, Ryan struck out 5,714 batters (MLB high) while walking 2,795 (MLB high).  He has a career strikeout per nine innings pitched ratio of 9.5:9 and also a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.4:1.  Ryan was selected as an All-Star 8 times, and finished in the Top 10 for the Cy Young Award 8 times.  He became a World Series champion in 1969 while with the Mets and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 capturing 98.8% of the votes cast.

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1975 Topps Set Card 194/660 – #354 – Dick Bosman, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 194/660 – #354 – Dick Bosman, Indians

Progress: 194/660

Player Name:  Dick Bosman

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1966-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dick Bosman pitched in 28 games during the 1975 season, splitting time between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.  He finished the season with a record of 11-6 with a 4.08 ERA.  In 151 innings of work, Bosman surrendered 145 hits while giving up 67 runs.  Bosman averaged 3.2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and had a K:walk ratio of 1.66 to 1.

Notes From Career:  Dick Bosman appeared in 306 games for three teams during his 11-season career.  He started 229 games and compiled a record of 82-85 during that time.  In total, he pitched 1,591 innings while allowing 1594 hits and allowing 736 runs to score, 648 of which were earned.

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Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Archives – Base – BORING, BORING, BORING

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Archives – Base

Yessir, I have finally landed my first card of Fergie Jenkins from the 2014 Topps Archives set.

Here it is:

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While I was thrilled to see that Mr. Jenkins’ name was on the set’s checklist, I have to say that I was pretty disappointed by the actual card itself.  Not only would I have liked to have seen Fergie featured in a card design that he has yet to be shown with (like the ’86 Topps design), but we have also seen this specific image WAY TOO MANY TIMES ALREADY!!!

Come on Topps, enough is enough – give us something new.  Fergie has been featured with the 1989 Topps design before.  And this image has been used many times before.

Give us unique and special and we will keep ripping.  Until then, I will spend my money with Sportlots.com where I can snag singles, like the one above, for just $0.18 per card.

Sheesh.

 

1975 Topps Set Card 181/660 – #555 – Al Oliver, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 181/660 – #555 – Al Oliver, Pirates

Progress: 181/660

Player Name:  Al Oliver

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Outfield, 1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1968-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Al Oliver played in 155 games for the Pirates in 1975.  In 628 at-bats, Oliver connected for 176 hits including 39 doubles, 8 triples, and 18 home runs.  He was also responsible for driving in 84 runs for the ‘Bucs’ while scoring 90 times.  Oliver was named to the NL All-Star team in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Al Oliver was chosen as an All-Star 7 times during his 18-year career.  He was a top MVP candidate multiple times and won three Silver Slugger awards for offensive excellence.  Oliver is a career .303 hitter with 2,743 hits to his credit.  Of his 2,743 hits, Oliver connected for 529 doubles, 77 triples, and 219 home runs.  Oliver won a World Series championship with the Pirates in 1971.

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1976 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Captures Career Win #200

1976 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Captures Career Win #200

On this day in 1976, Ferguson Jenkins picked up career win number 200 of his amazing career.

Playing for the Boston Red Sox, and facing the Chicago White Sox, the ‘Fenway Faithful’ were in for a treat.

Jenkins hurled a 4-hit, complete game shutout of the White Sox.  He struck out just two batters during the game and walked none.

All of the offense that Jenkins needed for this win was supplied by Rick Burlseon, Bobby Darwin, and Doug Griffin as the Red Sox beat the White Sox 4-0.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, Mr. Jenkins!!!

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1975 Topps Set Card 180/660 – #16 – Frank Tanana, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 180/660 – #16 – Frank Tanana, Angels

Progress: 180/660

Player Name:  Frank Tanana

Team:  California Angels

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  21 seasons, 1973-93

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Frank Tanana started 33 games for the Angels in 1975.  He finished the season with a record of 16-9 with 16 complete games and 5 shutouts.  Tanana worked in 257 innings, allowing 211 hits and 80 runs while striking out a league-high 269 batters.  Tanana finished in 4th place for the AL Cy Young Award at the end of the season.

Notes From Career:  Frank Tanana was a 3-time All-Star and contender for the Cy Young Award multiple times during his career.  He has a lifetime record of 240-236 with 143 complete games and 34 shutouts to his credit.  Tanana’s career ERA is 3.66 with 2,773 strikeouts and 1,255 walks allowed in 4,188 innings of play.

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1975 Topps Set Card 179/660 – #60 – Fergie Jenkins, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 179/660 – #60 – Fergie Jenkins, Rangers

Progress: 179/660

Player Name:  Fergie Jenkins

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Game Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1965-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Fergie Jenkins started 37 games for the Rangers in 1975.  He went 17-18 on the year while throwing 22 complete games including 4 shutouts.  In 270 innings of work, Jenkins allowed 267 hits and 133 runs while striking out 157 batters and walking just 56.

Notes From Career:  Fergie Jenkins is one of the winningest pitchers of his era.  With 284 wins, including seven 20-or more win seasons on his resume, Jenkins was dominant.  He has a lifetime ERA of 3.34 and threw 267 complete games and 49 shutouts during his time in the major leagues.  Jenkins has 3,192 career strikeouts with just 997 walks given up.  He was named and All-Star 3 times and won the NL Cy Young Award in 1971.  Jenkins was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Adding Some More Depth To My ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ Tribute

Adding Some More Depth To My ‘Ultimate Jenkins‘ Tribute

While organizing pictures for the ’10′ post I did the other night that showcased the 10 signed Fergie Jenkins baseballs in my collection, I noticed some obvious omissions on my ‘Ultimate Jenkins‘ page.

So, I set aside some time to comb through that entire page with the goal of bulking it up and adding more that honors the great career of my favorite pitcher of all-time.

The results?  A few more photos!

Here they are:

Fergie Jenkins Game-Used Relic Cards

JENKINS GU CARDS

Fergie Jenkins IP/TTM Signed Cards

JENKINS AUTO CARDS

Fergie Jenkins Certified Autographed Cards

JENKINS CERT AUTO CARDS

Sweet!

All great stuff, and all stuff that deserves to be a part of the newly refreshed ‘Ultimate Jenkins’ page.

If you haven’t checked it out in a while, come see what you are missing!!!

And That Makes 10.

And That Makes 10.

If you were with me and ’30-YOC’ on Monday night, you would have seen that I scored the 10th signed baseball for my Fergie Jenkins collection.

Yes, I said 10.

All signed by my favorite pitcher of all-time.

So, since 10 is such a nice, round number, I thought it would only be fitting to show them all off to you at one time.

Sound good?

Great.  Here we go!!

Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Commemorative

JENKINS FENWAY BALL

‘Fly’ nickname ball

JENKINS FLY BALL

3,192 K’s ball

JENKINS K

284 Wins ball

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Cy Young NL 71 ball

Fergie cy ball

Rawlings Cy Young ball

fergie cy young logo ball 2

Ferguson Fergie Jenkins w/HOF 91

FERGIE NEW BALL

Fergie Jenkins HOF 91 ball

FERGIE HOF 91

Black Rawlings ball with Gold pen and HOF 91

JENKINS BLACK

Hall of Fame logo ball with HOF 91 inscription

FERGIE HOF BALL

I LOVE IT!!!

And I still have a few more ideas that will only bolster and make this collection even more well-rounded.

The next time I hear about another Jenkins signing that I can get it on, I am all over it!!

Thanks for reading.

1975 Topps Set Card 164/660 – #36 – Joe Lovitto, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 164/660 – #36 – Joe Lovitto, Rangers

Progress: 164/660

Player Name:  Joe Lovitto

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  4 seasons, 1972-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Joe Lovitto played in 50 games for the Texas Rangers during the 1975 baseball season.  During that year, Lovitto had 106 at-bats and connected for 22 hits.  Of his 22 hits, 3 were doubles, 1 was a home run, and 18 were singles.  Lovitto drove in 8 runs while scoring 22 times.

Notes From Career:  Lovitto played four seasons with the Rangers during his major league career.  He is a career .216 hitter with 165 lifetime hits.  Lovitto scored 70 runs for the Rangers during his playing days while also driving in 53.

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