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1975 Topps Set Card 293/660 – #495 – Nelson Briles, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 293/660 – #495 – Nelson Briles, Royals

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Card Number:  495

Player Name: Nelson Briles

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues: 14 seasons, 1965-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Nelson Briles appeared in 24 games for the Royals in 1975, making 16 starts.  He went 6-6 on the year with 3 complete games and 2 saves.  Briles worked 112 innings in ’75, allowing 127 hits and 60 runs en route to a 4.26 ERA.

Notes From Career:  Nelson Briles is a career 129-112 pitcher with 14 seasons under his belt.  He has a career ERA of 3.44 and struck out 1,163 batters in 2,111 innings of work.  Briles won two World Series rings – 1 as a member of the 1967 Cardinals and 1 as a member of the 1971 Pirates.

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1975 Topps Set Card 273/660 – #53 – Dave Giusti, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 273/660 – #53 – Dave Giusti, Pirates

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Card Number:  53

Player Name:  Dave Giusti

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1962, 1964-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Guisti pitched in 61 games for the Pirates in 1975.  He amassed a record of 5-4 with 17 saves through the seson.  Giusti pitched 91 innings during the season while allowing 79 hits and 38 runs.  At the end of the 1975 campaign, he sported an ERA of just 2.95 while giving up 42 walks while striking out 38 batters.

Notes From Career:  Dave Guisti pitched for five different major league clubs during his 15-season career.  A strong reliever, he has 145 career saves with a record of 100-93.  In 668 games played, Guisti worked 1,761 innings allowing 1,654 hits and giving up 764 runs.  Guisti was selected as an NL All-Star in 1973 and is a member of the 1971 World Series champion Pirates team.

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1975 Topps Set Card 263/660 – #474 – Luke Walker, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 263/660 – #474 – Luke Walker, Tigers

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Card Number:  474

Player Name:  Luke Walker

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons, 1965-66, 1968-74

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Luke Walker did not play major league baseball in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Luke Walker’s big league career spanned nine seasons and two teams, the Tigers and Pirates.  Walker appeared in 243 games during his career, making 100 starts.  He has a career record of 45-47 with 16 complete games, 7 shutouts, and 9 saves.  In 825 innings of work, Walker allowed 763 hits while giving up 375 runs and striking out 558 batters.  Walker is a member of the 1971 World Series championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.

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1982 HEADLINE: Pirates Set To Retire Willie Stargell’s Jersey!

1982 HEADLINE: Pirates Set To Retire Willie Stargell’s Jersey!

In an honor reserved for the greatest players in a franchise’s history, the Pittsburgh Pirates retired Willie Stargell’s #8 jersey on September 6, 1982.

Stargell was and still is the pride and joy of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise.  Having played with the team for 21 major league season, Stargell, the city of Pittsburgh, and all Pirates fans share a special bond.

An exceptional ball player, Willie Stargell was dynamic on offense.  He has a lifetime batting average of .282 with 2,232 hits.  His power numbers are solid as he smashed 475 home runs and 423 doubles.  He also scored 1,195 runs during his career while driving in an additional 1,540.

Stargell was a 6-time All-star and he won the MVP Award in 1979 at the age of 39.  Stargell was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.  He also helped lead the Pirates to two World Series championships in 1971 & 1979.

1975 Topps Set Card 214/660 – #536 – Bob Moose, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 214/660 – #536 – Bob Moose, Pirates

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Player Name:  Bob Moose

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Game Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  10 seasons, 1967-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Moose made just 5 starts for the Pirates in 1975.  He went 2-2 and amassed an ERA of 3.72 in 67 innings of work.  Moose allowed 63 hits and 30 runs in 1975 while also striking out 35 batters and walking 25.

Notes From Career:  Bob Moose spent all of his ten seasons in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He started 160 games for the team, and compiled a win-loss record of 76-71 with 35 complete games and 13 shutouts.  Moose worked 1,303 innings during his 10-year career, allowing 1,308 hits and 566 runs.  He is a member of the 1971 World Series Champions.

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1975 Topps Set Card 181/660 – #555 – Al Oliver, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 181/660 – #555 – Al Oliver, Pirates

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Player Name:  Al Oliver

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Outfield, 1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1968-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Al Oliver played in 155 games for the Pirates in 1975.  In 628 at-bats, Oliver connected for 176 hits including 39 doubles, 8 triples, and 18 home runs.  He was also responsible for driving in 84 runs for the ‘Bucs’ while scoring 90 times.  Oliver was named to the NL All-Star team in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Al Oliver was chosen as an All-Star 7 times during his 18-year career.  He was a top MVP candidate multiple times and won three Silver Slugger awards for offensive excellence.  Oliver is a career .303 hitter with 2,743 hits to his credit.  Of his 2,743 hits, Oliver connected for 529 doubles, 77 triples, and 219 home runs.  Oliver won a World Series championship with the Pirates in 1971.

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1975 Topps Set Card 162/660 – #385 – Dock Ellis, Pirates

1975 Topps Set Card 162/660 – #385 – Dock Ellis, Pirates

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Player Name:  Dock Ellis

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1968-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ellis pitched in 27 games for the Pirates in 1975.  He compiled a win-loss record of 8-9 with 5 complete games and 2 shutouts.  In 140 innings of work, Ellis allowed 163 hits and 69 runs.  He had an ERA of 3.79.

Notes From Career:  Dock Ellis was a 1-time All-Star during his major league career.  He started 317 games during his playing days and put together a record of 138-119 with a career ERA of 3.46.  Ellis struck out 1,136 batters in 2,128 innings or work while allowing 958 runs.  Ellis was a member of the 1971 World Series championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.

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