1975 Topps Set Card 281/660 – #365 – Bob Bailey, Expos
Card Number: 365
Player Name: Bob Bailey
Team: Montreal Expos
Position: 3B, Outfield
Image Style: Posed Hitting
Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1962-78
Notes From His 1975 Season: Bob Bailey played in 106 games for the Montreal Expos during the 1975 baseball season. He hit .273 with 62 hits in 227 at-bats for the team. Of his 62 hits, Bailey connected for 5 doubles and 5 home runs while also stealing 4 bases. He drove in 30 runs in 1975, and also scored 23 times.
Notes From Career: Bob Bailey is a career .257 hitter that played for five different major league clubs during his 17-season career. Bailey has 1,564 career hits that includes 234 doubles and 189 home runs. He stole 85 bases during his playing days while scoring 772 runs and driving in 773.
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1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #338T – Bob Bailey
Bob Bailey played in the big leagues for 17 seasons, but just two for the Reds. Lucky for him one of them came in 1976, when the Reds won their second World Series championship in a row.
Traded to the Reds during the offseason, Bailey made appearances in 69 games for the Reds in ’76. Used as a pinch hitter and utility outfielder, Bailey amassed 124 at-bats while collecting 37 hits. Of his hits, 6 were doubles and another 6 were home runs.
Bailey did not appear in the World Series for the Reds in 1976.
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‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #51
1963 Topps – Card #228 – AKA – ‘The Tony Oliva Rookie Card’
Max Alvis – Alvis played in the big leagues for 9 years, making the All-star team twice. A solid thrid baseman, he was good in the field, and steady at the plate. During his 9-year career, Alvis compiled a .247 batting avergae while collecting 895 hits. He also rung up 421 runs scored, 111 home runs, and 373 RBI.
Bob Bailey – Bailey enjoyed a 17-year major league career that saw him call 5 teams ‘home’. A true role player, Bailey played 6 of 9 defensive positions at some point during his playing days. Bailey has 1,564 career hits. Other notable offensive numbers include his 772 runs scored, 189 home runs, 773 RBI, and 85 stolen bases.
Ed Kranepool – A lifetime New York Met, Ed Kranepool called ‘The Big Apple’ home from the team’s debut in 1962 through 1979. Kranepool was present for each and every win and loss during the team’s first 18 big-league seaons. He was part of their 1969 World Series championship team too!! In total, Ed Kranepool tallied 1,418 hits as a Met. He also made the All-star team during the 1965 season.
Pedro ‘Tony’ Oliva – Oliva had an incredible rookie season, and continued to excel from that point on. Winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1964 with his 217 hits, 109 runs scored, and .323 batting average, Oliva was right at home playing major league baseball. A skilled offensive player, Oliva was a great contact hitter and he collected 150 or more hits in 8 of his 15 years as a pro. Oliva was a 8-time All-star, and he finished in the Top 10 for the MVP five times during his playing days.
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