Tag Archives: 1975

1975 Topps Set Card 199/660 – #156 – Dave Kingman, Giants

1975 Topps Set Card 199/660 – #156 – Dave Kingman, Giants

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Player Name:  Dave Kingman

Team:  San Francisco Giants

Position:   1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1971-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  The 1975 baseball season was Dave Kingman’s first with the New York Mets.  He played in 134 games for the club, hitting .231 with 116 hits in 502 at-bats.  Of his 116, Kingman connected for doubles, 1 triple, and 36 home runs.  He was responsible for driving in 88 runs for the team while also scoring 65 times.

Notes From Career:  Dave Kingman played for 6 different teams during his 16-season MLB career.  He is a career .236 hitter with 1,575 hits, which includes 240 doubles and 442 home runs.  Dave Kingman was selected as an All-Star three times during his career.  He led the league in home runs hit twice and RBI three times.  Kingman received votes for MVP in five different seasons.

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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 168/660 – #37 – Dave Freisleben, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 168/660 – #37 – Dave Freisleben, Padres

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Player Name:  Dave Freisleben

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  6 seasons, 1974-79

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dave Freisleben started 27 games for the Padres in 1975.  He completed the season with a record of 5-14 with 4 complete games and 1 shutout.  He amassed an ERA of 4.28 by the end of the year as he allowed 206 hits and 102 runs in 181 innings of work.

Notes From Career:  Freisleben was used as both a starting and relief pitcher during his career.  In 202 appearances, he started 121 games.  He finished his playing days with a 34-60 record and 4 saves.  Amazingly, over 865 innings of work, he walked and struck out the same number of batters – 430.

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Happy Anniversary Carlton Fisk!!!

On this day in 1975 you hit a home run in the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds that continues to get major television time 33 years later.

This home run is just like any home run, but with a camera angle unlike any other, it stands alone and is considered one of the greatest home runs in World Series history!!

Normally when a home run is hit, we sit in awe as we watch the ball leave the playing field and reach the bleachers.  But for this shot, we got to witness the hitter as he watched the ball leave the playing field.  Watching Fisk waive the ball into fair territory and then the joy crossing his face as he realizes that the ball is indeed a home run is a vantage point that we have not seen often before.

And the rest is baseball history…  Happy Anniversary Mr. Fisk!!!

Cast Your Vote: Ugliest Card from the 1970’s

As you know, I did this with the cards issued in the 1980’s and now wanted to expand this to the 70’s as well.  Since there was only 1 major brand at the time, Topps, I will give you what I believe are the 3 ugliest card designs from that decade.

Then it’s up to you!!!  Simply leave a comment voting on which card you feel is the ‘Ugliest Card from the 1970’s.’  I’ll crown the winner(ehhh.. loser) in a few days.

Here are the nominees(in order by year):

1972 Topps

1972 Topps

 

1973 topps

1973 topps

 

1975 Topps

1975 Topps