‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #54
1970 Topps – Card #539 – AKA – ‘The Larry Bowa Rookie Card’
Dennis Doyle – Doyle, an 8-year veteran that suited up for 3 teams during his playing days, was a nice defensive player. For his career, he was a .250 hitter. He collected 823 hits during his career, including 113 doubles and 16 homers. Doyle scored 357 runs, drove in 237, and was able to swipe 23 bases. He played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1975 World Series. He hit .267 while tallying 8 hits and scoring 3 runs in the 7-game series.
Larry Bowa – Bowa’s career was punctuated by being named to 5 All-star teams while also winning 2 Gold Glove awards. A highly skilled defender, Bowa used his speed well on the field. His fast feet helped him amass 318 stolen bases while also scoring 987 runs. A lifetime .260 hitter, Bowa collected 2,191 during his playing days. Bowa was part of the 1980 World Series championship Phillies team. In that series, he hit .316 while amassing 9 hits and scoring 3 runs for the champs!