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1975 Topps Set Card 303/660 – #130 – Phil Niekro, Braves

1975 Topps Set Card 303/660 – #130 – Phil Niekro, Braves

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Card Number:  130

Player Name:  Phil Niekro

Team:  Atlanta Braves

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues: 24 seasons, 1964-87

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Phil Niekro appeared in 39 games for the Atlanta Braves in 1975.  He went 15-15 on the year with 13 complete games and 1 shutout.  Niekro worked 275 innings in 1975, allowing 285 hits and 115 runs en route to a 3.20 ERA.  He was chosen as a National League All-Star during the season.

Notes From Career:  Hall of Famer Phil Niekro has 318 career wins as a major league pitcher, including two 20-win seasons.  Niekro is a 5-time All-Star and 5-time Gold Glove Award winner with a career ERA of 3.35.  He threw 5,404 innings during his career, striking out 3,342 batters during that time.

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1978 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Becomes First Pitcher To Win The Cy Young Award in AL & NL

1978 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Becomes First Pitcher To Win The Cy Young Award in AL & NL

On this day in 1978 Gaylord Perry was awarded with the National League Cy Young Award.  Winning this individual award marked the first time in major league history in which a pitcher earned that honor in both leagues.

Here is a quick peek at Perry’s two Cy Young Winning seasons:

1972 – AL – 24-16, 1.92 ERA, 29 complete games, 5 shutouts, 234 strikeouts

1978 – NL – 21-6, 2.73 ERA, 5 complete games, 2 shutouts, 154 strikeouts

Congratulations Mr. Perry!!!

1985 HEADLINE: Phil Niekro Joins The ‘300 Wins Club’

1985 HEADLINE: Phil Niekro Joins The ‘300 Wins Club’

On this day in 1985, and at the age of 46, Phil Niekro joined the 300 Wins Club.

A seasoned veteran with 24 years of major league experience, Niekro tallied win after win through 3 decades leading up to this historic day.

On the last day of the regular season, Niekro and his New York Yankees team was on the road to take on the Toronto Blue Jays.  44,000+ fans packed the stadium and watched history be made as Niekro earned his 300th victory as the Yankees won the game 8-0.  In the game, he pitched all 9 innings en route to 4-hit shutout.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Neikro!!!

Did You Know…

Two pitchers in major league baseball history have ended their careers with exactly 300 career wins: Lefty Grove & Early Wynn.

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Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!

Happy Birthday Gaylord Perry!!!

Gaylord Perry turns 75 years old today.

The legendary Hall of Famer and member of the ‘300 Wins Club’ has a lengthy resume full of stuff that makes baseball players legends.

Check it out:

  • 2-time Cy Young award winner
  • 314 wins
  • 3,534 strikeouts
  • 303 complete games
  • 53 shutouts
  • 3.11 ERA
  • 5-time All-Star

Happy Birthday to an incredible pitcher, one of the greatest – Hall of Famer, Gaylord Perry!!

1975 Topps Set Card 137/660 – #220 – Don Sutton, Dodgers

1975 Topps Set Card 137/660 – #220 – Don Sutton, Dodgers

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Player Name:  Don Sutton

Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  23 seasons, 1966-88

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Don Sutton started 35 games for the Dodgers in 1975.  He compiled a record of 16-13 with complete games and 4 shutouts.  Sutton threw 254 innings in 1975, allowing 202 hits with 87 runs scored.  He also struck out 175 batters while walking just 62.  Sutton was selected as an All-Star in ’75.

Notes From Career:   Hall of Famer, Don Sutton won 324 games during his 23-season major league career.  He was a 4-time All-Star pitcher and finished in the Top 5 for the Cy Young Award during five different seasons.  Sutton has a career ERA of 3.26 and he has 178 complete games and 58 shutouts to his credit.  He is also member of the ‘3,000 Strikeouts Club’ as he has posted 3,574 K’s – 7th on the All-time list.

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1982 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Wins 300th Game Of His Career

1982 HEADLINE: Gaylord Perry Wins 300th Game Of His Career

On this day in 1982, Gaylord Perry won the 300th game of his major league career.

As a member of the Seattle Mariners, and at home playing in the Kingdome, Perry took on the New York Yankees. And in front of 27,000+ fans, Perry and the Mariners beat them 7-3.

At the age of 43, Perry was strong. Going the distance, he allowed 9 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 4 and walking just 1 batter. Gaylord Perry was just the 15th person in major league history to win 300 games.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Perry!!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Happy Birthday Don Sutton!!!

Don Sutton turns 69 years old today.

Don Sutton was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1998. With a career win-loss record of 324-256, Sutton had double-digit wins in 22 of his 23 seasons. With 3,574 strikeouts and a career ERA of just 3.26, Sutton was a dominant pitcher in the National League from his rookie season in 1966 through the mid 80’s.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sutton!!

Happy Birthday Phil Niekro!!!

Happy Birthday Phil Niekro!!!

Today, Phil Niekro turns 75 years old!!!

Still being seen around Spring Training facilities, Phil Neikro has had baseball pumping through his blood for more than 50 years. A Hall of Fame pitcher with 24 major league seasons under his belt, Niekro put on a pitching seminar through the 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s. With a career record of 318-274, one has to wonder how many more victories Niekro would have notched if he had played on some of the better teams from his playing days.

In 24 seasons, Niekro only made it to the post-season twice, and neither time was to the World Series.

Happy Birthday Mr. Niekro!!!

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1991 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, And Rod Carew Voted Into National Baseball Hall Of Fame

1991 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, And Rod Carew Voted Into National Baseball Hall Of Fame

Fergie Jenkins was a 4-time All-Star that amassed 284 wins as a starting pitcher.  Owner of seven 20-win seasons, a no-hitter, and a Cy Young award, Jenkins was one of the best and most consistent performers in the 1970s.

Gaylord Perry is a member of the ‘300 Wins Club’ with 314 major league victories.  During his 22 years as a pro, Perry collected 3,534 strikeouts, with eight seasons of 200 or more.  Perry was a 5-time All-Star and a 2-time Cy Young Award winner.

Rod Carew is one of the greatest hitters in major league history.  A member of the ‘3,000 Hits Club’, Carew amassed 3,053 hits in 19 major league seasons.  Carew was an 18-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year, MVP, and 7-time batting champion.

Jenkins was voted into the Hall of Fame on his third ballot in which he collected 334 of 443 votes cast.

Perry was voted into the Hall of Fame on his third ballot in which he collected 342 of 443 votes cast.

Carew was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot in which he collected 401 of 443 votes cast.