1975 Topps Set Card 120/660 – #222 – Dan Spillner, Padres
Player Name: Dan Spillner
Team: San Diego Padres
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 12 seasons, 1974-85
Notes From His 1975 Season: The 1975 baseball season was Dan Spillner’s second year in the big leagues. He appeared in 37 games for the Padres, with starts. He completed the season with a 5-13 record with 1 save. He amassed an ERA of 4.27 in 166 innings of work while striking out 104 batters and allowing 194 hits and 93 runs.
Notes From Career: Spillner played for three teams during his 12-year career. He was used in both starting and relief efforts and pitched in 556 contests. He finished his career with a 75-89 record plus 50 saves. In 12 seasons in the majors, Spillner was never on a team that reached the postseason.
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In 2007, Francisco Cordero became the first pitcher in Milwaukee Brewers history to capture 40 saves in a single season.
1978 HEADLINE: Orioles’ Jim Palmer Earns Win #200 Of Career
On this dy in 1978, Jim Palmer took to the mound in the second game of a double-header against the Cleveland Indians.
Palmer was seeking the 200th win of his major league career, and he did not disappoint.
He threw a complete game shutout against ‘The Tribe’ while allowing just eight hits in the game. Palmer struck out four batters in the contest while walking just one.
Congratulations on #200 Mr. Palmer!!!
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Happy Birthday Kirk Gibson!!!
Kirk Gibson turns 57 years old today.
Images of Kirk Gibson’s fist-pumping, leg-limping jog around the bases during Game 1 of the World Series is undoubtedly the first thing that baseball fans remember when Gibson’s name is mentioned. That night turned Gibson from a very good everyday player into a baseball legend!! Very few people remember that this was Gibson’s lone appearance in that ’88 title match-up. It’s amazing how with 1 swing of the bat, Gibson etched his place in baseball history and created a moment that none of us will soon forget!!!
Few recall that just 4 years prior as a member of the Detroit Tigers Gibson won his first championship. In that ’84 series, Gibson hit .333 in 6 games while collecting 6 hits, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, and 3 stolen bases. Some players just have a knack for making their presence felt during the most necessary times, and Gibson is certainly that player.
Happy Birthday Mr. Gibson!!!
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Andre Dawson 2014 Topps Tribute – Base
I don’t have a good reason, but I have been really slacking in my pursuit of Andre Dawson’s cards from this years Topps Tribute set.
First, I was able to grab the Blue colored parallel. And then it took me some time to grab my next one.
But, I have now done just that – and the next one is the Base card.
Have a look:
Typically when a new issue like this is released, I like to knock out the base cards first and then pick off the alternate versions as I can.
For some reason, the base cards from this year’s Tribute set rarely got a low ‘Buy It Now’ treatment or any ‘Free Shipping’ options. So, after waiting for longer than I wanted, I finally took the plunge.
I paid a little more, but not much, than I may have liked, but I am very happy to have this card in my collection.
And now, all of my focus can be on those pesky colored parallels!!! Let’s Go!!
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