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1975 Topps Set Card 88/660 – #314 – Buck Martinez, Royals

1975 Topps Set Card 88/660 – #314 – Buck Martinez, Royals

Progress: 88/660

Player Name:  Buck Martinez

Card Number:  314

Team:  Kansas City Royals

Position:  Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  19 seasons, 1969-71, 1973-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Martinez appeared in 80 games for the Royals in 1975.  He hit just .226 with 51 hits in 226 at-bats.  Of his 51 hits, 9 were doubles, 2 were triples, 3 were home runs, and the balance were singles.  He drove in 23 runs while also scoring 15 times.  In the 80 games he played in, he played catcher in 79 of them.  He made 8 errors in those 79 games.

Notes From Career:   Buck Martinez was a solid defensive catcher.  He caught 1,008 games during the course of his career.  He has a career fielding percentage of .984 with just 70 errors in 1,008 games.  Martinez has a lifetime batting average of .225.  He has 618 career hits with 321 RBI with 245 runs scored.

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