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1975 Topps Set Card 286/660 – #299 – Bucky Dent, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 286/660 – #299 – Bucky Dent, White Sox

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Card Number:  299

Player Name: Bucky Dent

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position: Shortstop

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 12 seasons, 1973-84

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bucky Dent was selected to the AL All-Star team for the first time in 1975.  As a member of the White Sox, he hit .264 as he connected for 159 hits in 157 games played.  Of his 159 hits, Dent collected 29 doubles and 4 home runs.  He scored 52 runs in 1975 while also driving in 58.

Notes From Career:  Bucky Dent is a 3-time All-Star player that suited up for four different MLB clubs during his 12-year career.  Dent is a lifetime .247 hitter with 1,114 hits on his resume.  He is a member of the 1977 and 1978 World Series championship winning New York Yankees.  He won the 1978 WS MVP Award due to his .417 average over 6 games against the Dodgers.

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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 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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Happy Birthday Willie Randolph!!!

Happy Birthday Willie Randolph!!!

Willie Randolph turns 60 years old today.

During his 18 year career as a player in major league baseball, Willie Randolph could be classified as an ‘Unsung Hero’ for the teams he played on. 13 of his 18 seasons were played as a member of the New York Yankees and it was very easy to be overshadowed by the many dominant personalities on their roster. But Randolph handled the pressure of playing in New York very well and excelled as a second baseman for the ‘Bronx Bombers’.

As a 6-time All-star, Randolph finished his career with a .276 batting average along with 271 stolen bases and ,1239 runs scored. He competed in 4 World Series match-ups and won the championship with the 1977 New York Yankees.

Happy Birthday Mr. Randolph!!!

Did You Know…

The first member of the Baltimore Orioles organization to log 20 or more home runs and 20 or more stolen bases in the same season is Paul Blair.  In 1969, Blair connected for 26 home runs for the O’s while swiping 20 bases.

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Happy Birthday Thurman Munson!!!

Happy Birthday Thurman Munson!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday and marvelous career of Mr. Thurman Munson.

An 11-year veteran, that spent his full career in New York wearing pinstripes, Munson was and still is a beloved Yankee.

Taken from us way to early, Munson passed away at the age of 32 in an airplane accident.

Still, what he was able to accomplish in just over a decade on the baseball field is what to this day holds him in very high regards in New York and in the baseball world.

The stats:  1970 Rookie of the Year, 1976 AL Most Valuable Player, 7-time All-Star, 3-time Gold Glove winner, 2 World Series titles, and the hearts of millions.

Happy Birthday Mr. Munson.  You are missed dearly!!!

1975 Topps Set Card 130/660 – #140 – Steve Garvey, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 130/660 – #140 – Steve Garvey, Dodgers

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Player Name:  Steve Garvey

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1969-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Steve Garvey was a machine for the Dodgers in 1975.  Playing in 160 games, Garvey hit .319 with 210 hits in 659 at-bats.  Of his 210 hits, Garvey connected for 38 doubles, 6 triples, and 18 home runs.  He scored 85 runs for the team while also driving in 95.  Garvey was named as an All-Star in 1975, and he also captured a Gold Glove Award.

Notes From Career:  Steve Garvey was a fan favorite during his 19-year major league career.  He was a 10-time All-Star that won four Gold Glove Awards for his defensive excellence at first base.  Garvey is a lifetime .294 hitter with 2,599 career hits including 440 doubles and 272 home runs.  He won the 1974 NL MVP Award and was a member of the 1981 World Series championship winning Los Angeles Dodgers.

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1975 Topps Set Card 57/660 – #414 – Manny Mota, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 57/660 – #414 – Manny Mota, Dodgers

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Player Name:  Manny Mota

Card Number:  414

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  20 seasons, 1962-80, 1982

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Manny Mota was primarily used as a pinch-hitter and outfield reserve by the Dodgers in 1975.  He played in just 52 games for the team and made 59 plate appearances.  He connected for 13 hits in 1975 with 1 doubles and 12 singles.

Notes From Career:  Mota spent 13 of his 20 major league seasons with the Dodgers.  He was an All-Star for the team in 1973.  Mota played in both the 1977 and 1978 World Series for the Dodgers ultimately losing both match-ups.  In those two series, Mota was hitless going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

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1975 Topps Set Card 38/660 – #375 – Roy White, Yankees

1975 Topps Set Card 38/660 – #375 – Roy White, Yankees

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Player Name:  Roy White

Card Number:  375

Team:  New York Yankees

Position:  Designated Hitter – Outfield

Image Style: Posed Batting

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

Notes From His 1975 Season:  White had a solid season for the Yankees in 1975 as he hit .290 while collecting 161 hits in 148 games.  Of his 161 hits, White amassed 32 doubles, 5 triples, and 12 home runs.  He also stole 16 bases while scoring 81 runs and driving in 59.

Notes From Career:  White played his entire career as a member of the Yankees.  A lifetime .271 hitter, he collected 1,803 hits in 1,881 games for the ‘Bronx Bombers’.  White was a 2-time All-Star and finished in the Top 15 for the MVP on two separate occasions.  He played in three World Series match-ups for the Yankees, winning titles in 1977 and 1978.

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Happy Birthday Steve Garvey!!!

Happy Birthday Steve Garvey!!!

Steve Garvey turns 65 years old today!!!

Garvey was a monster during the mid-to-late 1970’s while with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  From 1974 to 1981, Garvey finished in the Top 25 in the MVP race each season which validates how solid of a player he was during the prime of his career.  While winning the award in 1974, Garvey hit .312 while slugging 21 home runs and driving in 111 runs.

A 10-time All-star selection and winner of 4 consecutive Gold Glove awards, Garvey held down the spot as one of the game’s great first baseman during the mid-70’s and into the ’80s.

Garvey was also an instrumental player in helping his team reach 3 World Series championship match-ups in a 5-year span.  Garvey’s Dodgers made it to the Fall Classic in 1974, 1977, and 1978 – losing all three times.  But during those championship games, Garvey shined.  He boasts a .319 batting average in World Series play along with 1 home run, 6 RBI, and 5 runs scored.

Happy Birthday Mr. Garvey!!!