Tag Archives: 1975 baseball season

1975 Topps Set Card 258/660 – #66 – Willie Horton, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 258/660 – #66 – Willie Horton, Tigers

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Card Number:  66

Player Name:  Willie Horton

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1963-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Willie Horton played in 159 games for the Detroit Tigers during the 1975 baseball season.  Horton hit .275 on the year with 169 hits in 615 at-bats.  Of his 169 hits, Horton connected for 13 doubles and 25 home runs.  He also scored 62 runs for the Tigers in 1975, while driving in 92.

Notes From Career:  Willie Horton is a 4-time All-Star that starred for six different teams during his 18-year major league career.  Horton is a career .273 hitter with 1,993 lifetime hits in 2,028 games played.  He has 284 doubles and 325 home runs on his career resume along with 873 runs scored and 1,163 RBI.  Horton is a member of the 1968 World Series championship winning Detroit Tigers.

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1975 Topps Set Card 253/660 – #238 – Dave Duncan, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 253/660 – #238 – Dave Duncan, Indians

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Card Number:  238

Player Name:  Dave Duncan

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1964, 1967-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dave Duncan played in 96 games for the Baltimore Orioles during the 1975 baseball season.  He made 326 plate appearances in those games, connecting for 63 hits en route to a .205 batting average.  Duncan drove in 17 runs for the Orioles in ’74 while also scoring 20 runs.

Notes From Career:  Dave Duncan played for three different major league clubs during his 11-year career.  He is a lifetime .214 hitter with 617 hits in 929 games played.  Of his 617 hits, Duncan connected for 79 doubles and 109 home runs.  He was a member of the 1972 World Series championship winning Oakland Athletics.

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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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Did You Know…

The first player to win the Rookie Of The Year and Most Valuable Player award in the same season was Fred Lynn who accomplished the feat in 1975 as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

Being born in 1975, I have always tried to learn more about the great players from that season.  It may be time for me to try to get a ball signed by Mr. Lynn…