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Happy Birthday Lance Parrish!!!

Happy Birthday Lance Parrish!!!

Lanc Parrish Turns 57 years old today.

Lance Parrish was a stud catcher for 19 seasons in the big leagues.  A 7-time All-star and 3-time Gold Glove winner, Parrish captured the hearts of Detroit Tiger fans with his passion for the game and desire to win.  A leader on their 1984 World Series championship team, Parrish helped lead the Tigers as the anchor of their amazing infield.  With a career batting average of .252 with 324 home runs and 1,070 RBI, Lance Parrish was a solid contributor at the most difficult position.

Happy Birthday Mr. Parrish!!

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 128/660 – #14 – Milt Wilcox, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 128/660 – #14 – Milt Wilcox, Indians

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Player Name:  Milt Wilcox

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1970-75, 1977-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Milt Wilcox pitched in 25 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1975.  He had a record of 0-1 and amassed an ERA of 5.63 in 38 innings of work.  In those 38 innings, Wilcox struck out 21 while walking 17.  He gave up 50 hits while allowing 27 runs.

Notes From Career:  Milt Wilcox pitched for five different clubs during his 16-year big league career.  He finished his playing days with a 119-113 record with 73 complete games, 10 shutouts, and 6 saves.  Wilcox has a career ERA of 4.07 with 1,137 strikeouts in 2,016 innings of work.  Wilcox was a member of the 1984 World Series winning Detroit Tigers.

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Happy Birthday Kirk Gibson!!!

Happy Birthday Kirk Gibson!!!

Kirk Gibson turns 57 years old today.

Images of Kirk Gibson’s fist-pumping, leg-limping jog around the bases during Game 1 of the World Series is undoubtedly the first thing that baseball fans remember when Gibson’s name is mentioned. That night turned Gibson from a very good everyday player into a baseball legend!! Very few people remember that this was Gibson’s lone appearance in that ’88 title match-up. It’s amazing how with 1 swing of the bat, Gibson etched his place in baseball history and created a moment that none of us will soon forget!!!

Few recall that just 4 years prior as a member of the Detroit Tigers Gibson won his first championship. In that ’84 series, Gibson hit .333 in 6 games while collecting 6 hits, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, and 3 stolen bases. Some players just have a knack for making their presence felt during the most necessary times, and Gibson is certainly that player.

Happy Birthday Mr. Gibson!!!

Happy Birthday Jack Morris!!!

Happy Birthday Jack Morris!!!

Jack Morris turns 59 years old today.

The winningest pitcher of the 1980’s Morris compiled a 254-186 record during his career en route to 5 All-star appearances and 7 Top 9 finishes for the Cy Young award.

Morris won 3 World Series championship titles during his career – 1984, 1991, and 1992. In ’91 he won the World Series MVP award as he led Twins to the championship capturing 2 of the team’s 4 wins.

Happy Birthday Mr. Morris.

1975 Topps Set Card 36/660 – #475 – Darrell Evans, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 36/660 – #475 – Darrell Evans, Braves

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Player Name:  Darrell Evans

Card Number:  475

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Third Base

Image Style: Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  21 years, 1969-89

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Evans was a solid source of production during the 1975 baseball season.  He hit just .243, but he connected for 22 doubles and 22 home runs en route to scoring 82 runs and driving in 73.  He struck out 106 times in 1975 while also grabbing 105 walks.

Notes From Career:  Evans has a lifetime batting average of .248 with 2,223 hits.  He was a nice source of power as he connected for 329 doubles and 414 home runs.  Evans was a 2-time All-Star and finished in the Top 20 for the League MVP Award at the conclusion of four different seasons.  Evans was a member of the 1984 World Series championship winners – the Detroit Tigers.

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Happy Birthday George “Sparky” Anderson!!!

Happy Birthday George “Sparky” Anderson!!!

Today we celebrate the birthday and life of Hall of Famer and legendary manager of the ‘Big Red Machine’, Mr. George ‘Sparky’ Anderson.  Always a fan favorite, Anderson provided some great quotes during the course of his coaching career.

Here is a small sampling:

“If I ever find a pitcher who has heat, a good curve, and a slider, I might seriously consider marrying him, or at least proposing.”

“I understand people who boo us. It’s like going to Broadway show, you pay for your tickets and expect to be entertained. When you’re not, you have a right to complain.”

“The day I got a hit off (Sandy) Koufax was when he knew it was all over.”

A true character and a legendary personality in the sport, Sparky Anderson is 1-of-a-kind!!!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Anderson!!!