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1975 Topps Set Card 289/660 – #422 – Brian Downing, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 289/660 – #422 – Brian Downing, White Sox

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Card Number:  422

Player Name: Brian Downing

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position: Catcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 20 seasons, 1973-92

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Brian Downing played in 138 games for the White Sox in 1975.  He hit .240 in those contests as he connected for 101 hits in 420 at-bats.  Downing drove in 41 runs during the season while also scoring 58 times.

Notes From Career:  Brian Downing played for three different clubs during his 20-season career.  Downing is a 1-time All-Star catcher, and has 2,099 hits in 2,344 games played.  He has a lifetime .267 batting average with 275 home runs, 1,073 career RBI, and 1,188 runs scored.

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1975 Topps Set Card 278/660 – #576 – Phil Roof, Twins

1975 Topps Set Card 278/660 – #576 – Phil Roof, Twins

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Card Number: 576

Player Name: Phil Roof

Team: Minnesota Twins

Position: Catcher

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 15 seasons, 1961, 1964-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Phil Roof played in 63 games for the Twins in 1975.  He had 126 at-bats during the season, connecting for 38 hits en route to a .308 batting average.  Roof tallied 7 home runs and 21 RBI in those 63 games.

Notes From Career:  Phil Roof suited up for 8 different major league clubs during his 15-year big league career.  A career .215 hitter, Roof collected 463 hits in 857 games played.  He drove in 210 runs while in the majors and also scored 190 times.

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1975 Topps Set Card 235/660 – #20 – Thurman Munson, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 235/660 – #20 – Thurman Munson, Yankees

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Player Name:  Thurman Munson

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1969-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Thurman Munson played in 157 games for the Yankees in 1975.  He was chosen as an All-Star, won a Gold Glove, and was an MVP candidate due to his solid performance during the year.  Munson hit .318 on the year with 190 hits including 24 doubles, 3 triples, and 12 home runs.  Munson drove in 102 runs in ’75 while also scoring 83 times.

Notes From Career:  Thurman Munson spent his full 11-season career with the New York Yankees.  He was a Rookie Of The Year winner, an AL MVP, a 7-time All-Star, and the winner of 3 Gold Gloves for defensive excellence at catcher.  Munson is a career .292 hitter with 1,558 career hits on his resume.  Munson is a member of the 1977 and 1978 World Series championship winning Yankees teams.

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1975 Topps Set Card 204/660 – #94 – Jim Lonborg, Phillies

1975 Topps Set Card 204/660 – #94 – Jim Lonborg, Phillies

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Player Name:  Jim Lonborg

Team:  Philadelphia Phillies

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1965-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jim Lonborg started 26 games for the Phillies during the 1975 baseball season.  He compiled a record of 8-6 with 6 complete games and 2 shutouts over that time.  In 159 innings of work, Lonborg allowed 161 hits and 84 runs en route to an ERA of 4.12 ERA.  Lonborg averaged 4.1 strikeouts per nine innings while also striking out 1.75 batters per one walk given up.

Notes From Career:  Jim Lonborg pitched for the Red Sox and Phillies during his 15-season career.  He has a career record of 157-137, which includes a personal best 22 wins during the ’67 season.  Lonborg’s career ERA is 3.86.  In 2,464 innings of work, Lonborg struck out 1,475 batters while allowing 2,400 hits and 1,170 runs.  He was named as an All-Star in 1967, while also winning the AL Cy Young Award.

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1975 Topps Set Card 201/660 – #90 – Rusty Staub, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 201/660 – #90 – Rusty Staub, Mets

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Player Name:  Rusty Staub

Team:  New York Mets

Position:   Outfield

Image Style:  Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  23 seasons, 1963-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Rusty Staub played in 155 games for the Mets in 1975.  His efforts landed him some MVP consideration by the end of the season.  His numbers:  .282 batting average, 162 hits, 30 doubles, 19 home runs, 105 RBI, and 93 runs scored.

Notes From Career:  Rusty Staub was named as an All-Star six times during his 23-season career.  He is a lifetime .279 hitter with 2,716 career hits.  Of his hits, Staub connected for 499 doubles, 47 triples, and 292 home runs.  He scored 1,189 runs during his playing days while also driving in  1,466 RBI.  In 9,720 at-bats, Staub struck out just 888 times.

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1975 Topps Set Card 194/660 – #354 – Dick Bosman, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 194/660 – #354 – Dick Bosman, Indians

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Player Name:  Dick Bosman

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1966-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dick Bosman pitched in 28 games during the 1975 season, splitting time between the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics.  He finished the season with a record of 11-6 with a 4.08 ERA.  In 151 innings of work, Bosman surrendered 145 hits while giving up 67 runs.  Bosman averaged 3.2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched and had a K:walk ratio of 1.66 to 1.

Notes From Career:  Dick Bosman appeared in 306 games for three teams during his 11-season career.  He started 229 games and compiled a record of 82-85 during that time.  In total, he pitched 1,591 innings while allowing 1594 hits and allowing 736 runs to score, 648 of which were earned.

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1975 Topps Set Card 145/660 – #32 – Reggie Cleveland, Red Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 145/660 – #32 – Reggie Cleveland, Red Sox

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Player Name:  Reggie Cleveland

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Action

Years In The Major Leagues:  13 seasons, 1969-81

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Reggie Cleveland pitched in 31 games for the Red Sox in 1975.  Starting 20 games, Cleveland posted a 13-9 record with 3 complete games and 1 shutout.  He amassed an ERA of 4.43 over 170 innings or work while allowing 173 hits and 90 runs.

Notes From Career:   Cleveland pitched for four different clubs during his 13-year major league career.  Used as both a starting pitcher and reliever, Cleveland made 428 appearances, posting a record of 105-106 with 25 saves.  He has an ERA of 4.01 and has struck out 930 batters over 1809 innings.

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