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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 240/660 – #387 – Jim Spencer, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 240/660 – #387 – Jim Spencer, Rangers

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Player Name:  Jim Spencer

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  15 seasons, 1968-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jim Spencer played in 132 games for the Texas Rangers in 1975.  In 403 at-bats, Spencer connected for 107 hits en route to a .266 batting average.  Of his 107 hits, Spencer collected 18 doubles and 11 home runs.  He drove in 47 runs for the Rangers in ’75, while also scoring 50 times.

Notes From Career:  Jim Spencer played for five different major league clubs during his professional career.  An All-Star and 2-time Gold Glove winner, Spencer appeared in 1,553 games during his playing days.  He is a lifetime .250 hitter with 1,227 career hits.  Spencer is a member of the 1978 World Series championship winning New York Yankees.

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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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1988 HEADLINE: Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage Captures Career Save #300

1988 HEADLINE: Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage Captures Career Save #300

On this day in 1988 Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage collected the 300th save of his big league career.

At home and in front of a crowd of 32,000 Cubs fans, Gossage came into the game in the top of the ninth inning to secure the Cubs victory, the win for Greg Maddux, and save #300 of his career.  The save was his 11th of the year and helped the Cubs secure the 7-4 win over Philadelphia.

In total, Gossage recorded 310 saves.  He currently sits in 22nd place on the all-time list.

Happy Anniversary Goose!!!

Happy Birthday Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage!!!

Happy Birthday Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage!!!

The ‘Goose’ turns 63 years old today.

The man known for his famous facial hair has an equally impressive baseball resume. With a career that spanned 22 seasons, Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage put together a Hall of Fame caliber list of accomplishments.

124 Wins, 310 saves, 3.01 ERA, 1,502 strikeouts, a 9-time All-star, 5 Top-6 finishes for the Cy Young Award, and a World Series champion!! Not too shabby, not too shabby at all…

Happy Birthday ‘Goose’!!!

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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