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1975 Topps Set Card 310/660 – #395 – Bud Harrelson, Mets

1975 Topps Set Card 310/660 – #395 – Bud Harrelson, Mets

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Card Number:  395

Player Name:  Bud Harrelson

Team:  New York Mets

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1965-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bud Harrelson played in just 34 games for the Mets in 1975.  With 73 at-bats, Harrelson collected 16 hits en route to a .219 batting average.  He had 2 doubles on the year, with 3 RBI and 5 runs scored.

Notes From Career:  Bud Harrelson played for three major league clubs during his 16-season big league career.  He is a lifetime .236 hitter with 1,120 hits in 1,533 games played.  Harrelson is a 2-time All-Star and winner of a Gold Glove Award.  He is a member of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets.

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1975 Topps Set Card 266/660 – #47 – Tommy John, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 266/660 – #47 – Tommy John, Dodgers

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Card Number:  47

Player Name:  Tommy John

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  26 seasons, 1963-74, 1976-89

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Tommy John did not play during the 1975 baseball season.

Notes From Career:  Tommy John capped his amazing 26-season major league career with a record of 288-231.  John was a 4-time All-Star pitcher who played for six different teams during his career.  He has a career ERA of 3.34 in 4,710 innings of work.  John struck out 2,245 batters in that time while allowing 4,783 hits and 2,017 runs to score.  He played in three World Series match-up during his career, coming up short in each.

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1975 Topps Set Card 265/660 – #306 – 1974 Batting Leaders With Carew & Garr

1975 Topps Set Card 265/660 – #306 – 1974 Batting Leaders With Carew & Garr

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Player Name:  Rod Carew, Ralph Garr

Card Number:  306

Team:  Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves

Image Style: Posed Portrait

How they got there:

Rod Carew led all of major league baseball with a .364 batting average at the conclusion of his 1974 baseball season.  Not far behind was Ralph Garr who paced the National League with his .353 average.

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1975 Topps Set Card 251/660 – #227 – Bob Watson, Astros

1975 Topps Set Card 251/660 – #227 – Bob Watson, Astros

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Card Number:  227

Player Name:  Bob Watson

Team:  Houston Astros

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1966-84

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Watson hit .324 in 132 games for the Houston Astros in 1975.  He was chosen as an All-Star that year, and put together a solid offensive season.  Watson connected for 157 hits including 27 doubles and 18 home runs.  He scored 67 runs for the club and also drove in 85.  Best of all, Watson struck out just 50 times in 533 plate appearances.

Notes From Career:  Bob Watson is a 2-time All-Star with a tremendous baseball resume.  He is a lifetime .295 hitter with 1,826 hits in 1,832 games played.  Watson connected for 307 doubles during his career and 184 home runs.  He scored 802 runs during his playing days and was responsible for driving in 989 runs.

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1975 Topps Set Card 243/660 – #294 – Geoff Zahn, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 243/660 – #294 – Geoff Zahn, Dodgers

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Player Name:  Geoff Zahn

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Pitching

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  13 seasons, 1973-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Geoff Zahn appeared in 18 games during the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs.  Zahn started 10 games during the year, and put together a record of 2-8 with one save.  He had an ERA of 4.66 as he allowed 40 runs in 65 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  Geoff Zahn pitched for four clubs during his big league career.  A lifetime 111-109 pitcher, Zahn threw 79 complete games over his playing days with 20 shutouts.  He has a career ERA of 3.74 as he allowed 889 runs in 1,849 innings of work.  Zahn made it to the playoffs just one time, losing in the ALCS as a member of the Angels in 1982.

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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 203/660 – #453 – Claude Osteen, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 203/660 – #453 – Claude Osteen, Cardinals

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Player Name:  Claude Osteen

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  18 seasons, 1957, 1959-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was Claude Osteen’s final one in the major leagues.  He started 37 games for the Chicago White Sox in ’75, finishing the campaign with a 7-16 record.  Osteen worked 204 innings during the season, allowing 237 hits and 110 runs en route to an ERA of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.61.

Notes From Career:  Claude Osteen pitched for six different teams during his 18-year career.  He had a lifetime record of 196-195 with 140 complete games and 40 shutouts to his credit.  Osteen pitched a total of 3,460 innings; in  that time he struck out 1,612 batters while walking 940.  Osteen was selected as an All-Star three times.  He was a member of the 1965 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

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1975 Topps Set Card 185/660 – #328 – Sonny Siebert, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 185/660 – #328 – Sonny Siebert, Cardinals

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Player Name:  Sonny Siebert

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1964-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Sonny Siebert appeared in 23 games during the 1975 baseball season, splitting time between the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics.  He compiled a record of 7-6 between both teams and ended the year with a 3.90 ERA.  Siebert worked 87 innings during the season allowing 97 hits and 43 runs while striking out 54 and walking 41.

Notes From Career: Siebert was named as an All-Star twice during his big league career.  He has a lifetime record of 140-114 in 399 career appearances.  Siebert’s career ERA is 3.21 and he struck out 1,512 batters in 2,152 innings of work.

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1975 Topps Set Card 183/660 – #522 – Gary Sutherland, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 183/660 – #522 – Gary Sutherland, Tigers

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Player Name:  Gary Sutherland

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:   2nd Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  13 seasons, 1966-78

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Gary Sutherland appeared in 129 games for the Tigers in 1975.  He hit .258 with 130 hits in 503 at-bats.  Of his 130 hits, Sutherland connected for 12 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs, and 109 singles.  He also scored 51 runs for the club while driving in 39.

Notes From Career:  Gary Sutherland played for 7 different teams during his 13-season career.  He has a lifetime batting average of .243 with 754 hits.  Sutherland played in 1,031 games during his playing days – he drove in 239 runs during that span while scoring 308 times.  Sutherland never appeared in the postseason.

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1975 Topps Set Card 170/660 – #42 – Joe Coleman, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 170/660 – #42 – Joe Coleman, Tigers

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Player Name:  Joe Coleman

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

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

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Joe Coleman started 31 games for the Detroit Tigers during the 1975 baseball season.  He posted a record of 10-18 with 6 complete games and 1 shutout.  He had an ERA of 5.55 on the year which included giving up 234 hits and 137 runs in 201 innings of work.  Coleman also struck out 125 batters while walking 85 during the campaign.  He led the AL in wild pitches with 15.

Notes From Career:  Joe Coleman is a former All-Star pitcher that played for 7 different teams during his 15-season career.  He had a record of 142-135 with 7 saves during that time while also posting a career ERA of 3.70.  Coleman pitched in 2569 innings during his big league career while giving up 2,416 hits and 1,202 runs while striking out 1,728 batters.

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