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1975 Topps Set Card 311/660 – #333 – Dick Drago, Red Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 311/660 – #333 – Dick Drago, Red Sox

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Card Number:  333

Player Name:  Dick Drago

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

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

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dick Drago appeared in 40 games for the Boston Red Sox in 1975.  He went 2-2 during the year with 15 saves.  In 72 innings of work, Drago gave up 69 hits and 31 runs en route to an ERA of 3.84.  He also struck out 43 batters while walking 31.

Notes From Career:  Dick Drago has a career record of 108-117 with 58 saves.  In 13 seasons of play, he pitched for five different clubs both as a starter and relief pitcher.  He has a lifetime ERA of 3.62 as he allowed 1,901 hits and 827 runs in 1,875 innings of work.

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1975 Topps Set Card 308/660 – #470 – Jeff Burroughs, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 308/660 – #470 – Jeff Burroughs, Rangers

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Card Number:  470

Player Name:  Jeff Burroughs

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 16 seasons, 1970-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jeff Burroughs played in 152 games for the Texas Rangers in 1975.  He hit just .226 on the year with 132 hits in 585 at-bats.  Of his 132 hits, Burroughs connected for 20 doubles and 29 home runs while also driving in 94 runs and scoring 81 times.  Burroughs also led the NL in strikeouts with 155.

Notes From Career:  Jeff Burroughs is a former AL MVP and 2-time All-Star.  He is a lifetime .261 hitter with 1,443 hits in 1,689 games played.  Burroughs has 230 doubles and 240 home runs on his resume alongside 882 RBI.

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1975 Topps Set Card 301/660 – #248 – Randy Jones, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 301/660 – #248 – Randy Jones, Padres

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Card Number:  248

Player Name:  Randy Jones

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues: 10 seasons, 1973-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Randy Jones made 37 appearances for the Padres in 1975, 36 of them being starts.  He put together a 20-12 record on the season with 18 complete games and 6 shutouts.  He had a league-low 2.24 ERA over 285 innings of work.  Jones was and All-Star in 1975 while also finishing in 2nd place for the Cy Young Award.

Notes From Career:  Randy Jones has a 100-123 career record.  He played for two teams over his 10-season career, and retired with a 3.42 ERA.  Jones pitched 1,933 innings during his career while striking out 735 batters and walking 56.  He is a 2-time All-Star selection and was the winner of the 1976 Cy Young Award.

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1975 Topps Set Card 297/660 – #332 – Fred Kendall, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 297/660 – #332 – Fred Kendall, Padres

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Card Number:  332

Player Name:  Fred Kendall

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Catcher

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 12 seasons, 1969-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Kendall played in 103 games for the Padres in 1975.  He hit .199 as he connected for 57 hits in 286 at-bats. Of his 57 hits, Kendall collected 12 doubles and 1 triple with 16 runs scored and 24 RBI.

Notes From Career:  Fred Kendall played for three different teams during the course of his 12-season major league career.  He is a lifetime .234 hitter with 603 hits on his resume.  In 877 career games, Kendall scored 170 runs while also driving in 244.

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1975 Topps Set Card 252/660 – #249 – Danny Thompson, Twins

1975 Topps Set Card 252/660 – #249 – Danny Thompson, Twins

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Card Number:  249

Player Name:  Danny Thompson

Team:  Minnesota Twins

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  7 seasons, 1970-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Danny Thompson played in 112 games for the Minnesota Twins in 1975.  He hit .270 for the club, collecting 96 hits in 355 at-bats.  Of his 96 hits, Thompson connected for 11 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 home runs.  He scored  just 25 runs for the team while driving in 37.

Notes From Career:  Danny Thompson spent 6+ of his 7 major league years in Minnesota with the Twins.  He played in a total of 694 games during his career, collecting 550 hits along the way.  Thompson is a lifetime .248 hitter with 70 doubles and 15 home runs to his credit.

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1975 Topps Set Card 232/660 – #490 – Reggie Smith, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 232/660 – #490 – Reggie Smith, Cardinals

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Player Name:  Reggie Smith

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  17 seasons, 1966-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Reggie Smith played in 135 games for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season.  Smith was selected as an All-Star in that season due to his .302 batting average with 144 hits and .382 on-base percentage.  Of Smith’s 144 hits, he connected for 26 doubles, 3 triples, and 19 home runs.  He scored 67 runs for the club and drove in 76.

Notes From Career:  Reggie Smith is a 7-time All-Star with a Gold Glove to his credit.  A 17-year veteran, Smith connected for 2,020 career hits en route to a lifetime batting average of .287.  Smith played for four different major league teams during his 17-season career, making it to 4 World Series championships.  He won a World Series title as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981.

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1975 Topps Set Card 229/660 – #221 – Aurelio Rodriguez, Tigers

1975 Topps Set Card 229/660 – #221 – Aurelio Rodriguez, Tigers

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Player Name:  Aurelio Rodriguez

Team:  Detroit Tigers

Position:   3rd Base

Image Style:  Posed Fielding

Years In The Major Leagues:  17 seasons, 1967-83

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Aurelio Rodriguez played in 151 games for the Detroit Tigers during the 1975 baseball season.  He spent all of that time defending third base while getting 507 at-bats.  Rodriguez hit .245 during the season with 124 total hits including 20 doubles, 6 triples, and 13 home runs.  Rodriguez scored 47 runs for the Tigers in ’75 while also driving in 60.

Notes From Career:  Aurelio Rodriguez was a solid performer at third base, earning a Gold Glove during the 1976 season for his sharp play.  During his 17-season career, he amassed a fielding percentage of .964 while committing just 215 errors in 1,983 total  games played.  Rodriguez has a lifetime batting average of .237 with 1,570 career hits.

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