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1975 Topps Set Card 244/660 – #443 – Minnesota Twins Team Card

1975 Topps Set Card 244/660 – #443 – Minnesota Twins Team Card

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Card Number:  443

Team:  Minnesota Twins

Manager: Frank Quilici

Notes From The 1975 Season:  The 1975 Minnesota Twins completed the season with a 76-83 record, finishing in 4th place in the AL West.  The team scored 724 runs over the course of the season, and allowed 736.  Offensively, the team was led by Rod Carew who led the team in hits, batting, RBI, runs scored, and stolen bases.  From the pitching side, the team had three pitchers capture between 14-16 win a piece for the club.

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1975 Topps Set Card 234/660 – #51 – Bob Forsch, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 234/660 – #51 – Bob Forsch, Cardinals

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Player Name:  Bob Forsch

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1974-89

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Forsch made 35 starts for the Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season.  He went 15-10 on the year and finished the season with 7 complete games, 4 shutouts, and an ERA of 2.86.  Forsch worked 230 innings in ’75 allowing 213 hits and 89 runs while striking out 76 and giving up 71 walks.

Notes From Career:  Bob Forsch is a 16-year MLB veteran with 498 appearances and 2,794 innings of work on his resume.  Forsch has a career record of 168-136 alongside 67 complete games, 19 shutouts, and 3 saves.  Forsch won two Silver Slugger Awards during his career crowning him as the best-hitting pitcher in the National League.  He is a member of the 1982 World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals.

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1975 Topps Set Card 232/660 – #490 – Reggie Smith, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 232/660 – #490 – Reggie Smith, Cardinals

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Player Name:  Reggie Smith

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  17 seasons, 1966-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Reggie Smith played in 135 games for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season.  Smith was selected as an All-Star in that season due to his .302 batting average with 144 hits and .382 on-base percentage.  Of Smith’s 144 hits, he connected for 26 doubles, 3 triples, and 19 home runs.  He scored 67 runs for the club and drove in 76.

Notes From Career:  Reggie Smith is a 7-time All-Star with a Gold Glove to his credit.  A 17-year veteran, Smith connected for 2,020 career hits en route to a lifetime batting average of .287.  Smith played for four different major league teams during his 17-season career, making it to 4 World Series championships.  He won a World Series title as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981.

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1975 Topps Set Card 231/660 – #466 – World Series Highlights

1975 Topps Set Card 231/660 – #466 – World Series Highlights

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Card Number:  466

World Series Highlights – A’s Do It Again.  Win 3rd Straight World Series.

This card celebrates the championship win of the Oakland Athletics at the culmination of the 1975 World Series.  The A’s, having won the 1973 and 1974 World Series titles cemented their place in baseball history as a true dynasty in the sport with their third straight championship victory.

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1975 Topps Set Card 230/660 – #233 – Billy Grabarkewitz, Cubs

1975 Topps Set Card 230/660 – #233 – Billy Grabarkewitz, Cubs

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Player Name:  Billy Grabarkewitz

Team:  Chicago Cubs

Position:   2nd Base, Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  7 seasons, 1969-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Billy Grabarkewitz played in just six games during the 1975 baseball season.  Used as a substitute player, he earned 2 at-bats in those six games and went 0-for-2.  One of his at-bats ended in s strikeout.

Notes From Career:  Grabarkewitz played for five different teams during his 7-season career.  A utility infielder, he played in 466 games during those seven campaigns.  Grabarkewitz is a career .236 hitter with 274 hits which includes 41 doubles, 12 triples, and 28 home runs.  In the one campaign in which he played in more than 100 games (156 in 1970) Grabarkewitz was selected as a National League All-Star with the Dodgers.

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1975 Topps Set Card 227/660 – #449 – Charlie Williams, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 227/660 – #449 – Charlie Williams, Giants

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Player Name:  Charlie Williams

Team:  San Francisco Giants

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  8 seasons, 1971-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Charlie Williams made 55 pitching appearances for the Giants in 1975.  He compiled a record of 5-3 with 2 saves while working 98 innings for the club.  In that time, Williams allowed 94 hits and 41 runs, amassing an ERA of 3.49.

Notes From Career:   Charlie Williams was used as both a starting and relief pitcher during his 8-year career.  He made 268 appearances in total, with 33 starts.  Williams has a lifetime record of 23-22 with 4 saves and an ERA of 3.97.  In 573 innings of work, Williams struck out 257 batters while walking 275.

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1975 Topps Set Card 223/660 – #289 – Ken Rudolph, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 223/660 – #289 – Ken Rudolph, Cardinals

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Player Name:  Ken Rudolph

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1969-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ken Rudolph played in 44 games for the Cardinals in 1975.  He was used primarily as a back-up catcher and pinch-hitter.  Rudolph hit .200 in those 44 games as he collected just 16 hits in 80 at-bats.  Of his 16 hits, Rudolph connected for 2 doubles, 1 home run, and 13 singles.

Notes From Career:  Ken Rudolph played for four different teams during his 9-year MLB career.  He is a lifetime .213 hitter with 158 hits in 328 career games.  Rudolph scored just 55 runs in the 328 games in which he played while also driving in 64 runs.

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