1975 Topps Set Card 180/660 – #16 – Frank Tanana, Angels
Player Name: Frank Tanana
Team: California Angels
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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1997 HEADLINE: Montreal Expos Retire Andre Dawson’s #10 Jersey
On this day in 1997, the Montreal Expos retired the #10 jersey of Andre Dawson.
This was the second time in franchise history that the Expos put #10 in their rafters, with the first being for Rusty Staub.
Dawson was a fan favorite during his ten seasons in Montreal. He was known for his excellent all-around play in which he demonstrated baseball’s ‘Five Tools’ on a nightly basis.
As for the history of the Montreal Expos franchise, Andre Dawson ranks highly in the following categories:
Games played – 4th, 1,443
At Bats – 2nd – 5,628
Hits – 3rd – 1,575
Runs Scored – 2nd – 828
Doubles – 3rd – 295
Home Runs – 2nd – 225
RBI – 2nd – 838
Stolen Bases – 3rd – 253
Atta Boy Hawk!!!
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1993 HEADLINE: Rickey Henderson Leads Off Each Game Of Double Header With Homers!!
On this day in 1993, Rickey Henderson and his Oakland A’s teammates battled against the Cleveland Indians in a double-header.
What is so special about that you ask? Double-headers are a normal part of a baseball schedule you say…
Well during this double header, a man by the name of Rickey Henderson led off both of these games with home runs, a feat that had not been accomplished in 60 years. In game #1, Henderson launched a homer off of Paul Abbott. And then just a few short hours later he did it again, this time of off Mark Clark.
Happy Anniversary Rickey Henderson, a true one-of-a-kind player!!!
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Happy Birthday Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage!!!
The ‘Goose’ turns 63 years old today.
The man known for his famous facial hair has an equally impressive baseball resume. With a career that spanned 22 seasons, Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage put together a Hall of Fame caliber list of accomplishments.
124 Wins, 310 saves, 3.01 ERA, 1,502 strikeouts, a 9-time All-star, 5 Top-6 finishes for the Cy Young Award, and a World Series champion!! Not too shabby, not too shabby at all…
Happy Birthday ‘Goose’!!!
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