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1975 Topps Set Card 294/660 – #148 – Jim Rooker, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 294/660 – #148 – Jim Rooker, Pirates

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Card Number:  148

Player Name:  Jim Rooker

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues: 13 seasons, 1968-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jim Rooker appeared in 28 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1975.  He went 13-11 on the year, with 7 complete games and 1 shutout.  Rooker worked 196 innings over the course of the 1975 baseball season, allowing 177 hits and 80 runs.  He struck out 102 batters in that time while also giving up 76 walks.

Notes From Career:  Jim Rooker played for three different teams during his 13-season major league career.  He has a lifetime record of 103-109 with 66 complete games, 15 shutouts, and  saves to his credit.  Rooker has a career ERA of 3.46 as he allowed 814 runs over 1,810 innings pitched.  Rooker is a member of the 1979 World Series Championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.

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1975 Topps Set Card 291/660 – #350 – Bobby Murcer, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 291/660 – #350 – Bobby Murcer, Giants

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Card Number:  350

Player Name: Bobby Murcer

Team:  San Francisco Giants

Position: Outfield

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1965-66, 1969-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bobby Murcer played in 147 games for the Giants during his first season with the team in 1975.  He was selected as an NL All-Star in ’75 due to his .298 batting average with 91 RBI and 80 runs scored.  By the end of the season, Murcer accounted for 29 doubles and 11 home runs.

Notes From Career:  Bobby Murcer is a 5-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner.  He competed in 1,908 games during his career collecting 1,862 hits in the process.  Of his 1,862 hits, Murcer connected for 285 doubles, 45 triples, and 252 home runs.  He has a lifetime batting average of .277 with 972 runs scored and 1,043 RBI.

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1975 Topps Set Card 290/660 – #56 – Rick Wise, Red Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 290/660 – #56 – Rick Wise, Red Sox

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Card Number:  56

Player Name: Rick Wise

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Position: Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 18 seasons, 1964, 1966-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Risk Wise started 35 games for the Red Sox in 1975.  He went 19-12 on the year with 17 complete games and 1 shutout.  He worked 255 innings during the season allowing 262 hits and 126 runs en route to a 3.95 ERA.  Wise struck out 141 batters in that time while walking 72.

Notes From Career:  Rick Wise is a 2-time All-Star pitcher that suited up for five different clubs during his 18-year big league career.  He has a lifetime record of 188-181 with 138 complete games, 30 shutouts, and a career ERA of 3.69 to his credit.  Having worked 3,127 innings during his playing days, Wise struck out 1,647 batters and walked 804.

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1975 Topps Set Card 288/660 – #437 – Al Cowens, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 288/660 – #437 – Al Cowens, Royals

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Card Number:  437

Player Name: Al Cowens

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position: Outfield

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 13 seasons, 1974-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Al Cowens played in 120 games for the Royals in 1975.  He hit .277 on the year with 91 hits in 328 at-bats.  Of his 91 hits, Cowens connected for 13 doubles, 8 triples, and 4 home runs.  He stole 12 runs on the year en route to scoring 44 runs.  He also drove in 42 RBI for the club.

Notes From Career:  In 13 major league seasons Al Cowens played for four different major league clubs.  He is a career .270 hitter with 1,494 lifetime hits in 1,584 games played.  Cowens connected for 276 doubles and 108 home runs over the course of his career while driving in 717 runs and scoring 704 times.  He won a Gold Glove for defense in 1977.

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1975 Topps Set Card 287/660 – #459 – 1974 AL Championships

1975 Topps Set Card 287/660 – #459 – 1974 AL Championships

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Card Number:  459

1974 AL Champions

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The Oakland Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3 games to 1 in the 1974 ALCS to advance to the World Series.  In the 4-game set, the A’s won games two, three, and four after dropping game one.  They scored a combined 8 runs in the final three games of the series while only allowing the Orioles to score one time.

1975 Topps Set Card 285/660 – #165 – Doug Rader, Astros

1975 Topps Set Card 285/660 – #165 – Doug Rader, Astros

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Card Number: 165

Player Name: Doug Rader

Team:  Houston Astros

Position: 3rd Base

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1966, 1968-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Doug Rader played in 129 games for the Houston Astros in 1975.  He connected for 100 hits in 448 at-bats during the year earning him a .223 batting average.  Rader drove in 48 runs over the course of the season while scoring 41 times.

Notes From Career:  Doug Rader is a career .251 hitter that played for three different teams during his 11-year career.  He has 1,302 career hits to his credit including 245 doubles and 155 home runs.  Rader won five consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1970-74 for his excellent defensive play at 3rd base.

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1975 Topps Set Card 284/660 – #161 – Stan Bahnsen, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 284/660 – #161 – Stan Bahnsen, White Sox

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Card Number: 161

Player Name: Stan Bahnsen

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position: Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1966, 1968-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Stan Bahnsen pitched in 33 games during the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics.  He put together a record of 10-13 between the two clubs, while appearing in 33 games.  Bahnsen had an ERA of 4.36 in 136 innings of work.  He struck out just 80 batters during that time, while also giving up 77 walks.

Notes From Career:  Stan Bahnsen won the Rookie Of The Year Award in 1968 as a member of the New York Yankees. He had a career record of 146-149 with 73 complete games, 16 shutouts, and 20 saves to his credit.  In 2,529 innings of work, Bahnsen allowed 2,440 hits and 1,127 runs while striking out 1,359 and walking 924.

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