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1975 Topps Set Card 248/660 – #622 – Rookie Outfielders With Armbrister, Lynn, Poquette, Whitfield

1975 Topps Set Card 248/660 – #622 – Rookie Outfielders With Armbrister, Lynn, Poquette, Whitfield

Progress: 248/660

Player Name:  Ed Armbrister, Fred Lynn, Tom Poquette, Terry Whitfield

Card Number:  622

Team:  Cincinnati Reds, Botson Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees

Position:  Outfielders

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Ed Armbrister – Armbrister hit just .185 in 59 games for the Reds. He was used sparingly as a reserve player, getting just 65 at-bats in those 59 games.  He had just 12 hits on the year, 1 double and 11 singles.

Fred Lynn – Fred Lynn took the AL by storm in 1975.  He was the league’s ROY and MVP with his .331 batting average, 103 runs scored, 175 hits including 42 doubles and 21 home runs, 105 RBI, and an All-Star and Gold Glove selection.

Tom Poquette – Tom Poquette did not play major league baseball in 1975.

Terry Whitfield – Whitfield played in 28 games for the Yankees in 1975.  He hit .272 for the team, collecting 22 hits in 81 at-bats.  Whitfield scored 9 runs for the Yankees in ’75 while driving in another seven.

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Did You Know…

Boston Red Sox legends Fred Lynn and Johnny Pesky both hit .331 in their rookie campaigns.

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2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Fred Lynn

2013 Topps Archives ‘Tallboys’ Subset – Fred Lynn

With the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball card set release, the ‘Mini Tallboys’ subset is easily one of the best parts of the issue.

The cards from this subset offer a very basic, but throwback feel that screams vintage. The set is 40 cards deep and offers a nice mixture of current players, stars from the 1980′s, and Hall of Fame legends.

This is the Fred Lynn card from the set:

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Fred Lynn quietly put together a very solid 17-season career as a professional baseball player.  It’s amazing that someone playing for some of baseball’s most popular teams(The Red Sox and Orioles) could stay under the radar but Lynn was able to do so.  While media and fan attention went to his teammates, Lynn contributed solidly.  During his first full season in the major leagues in 1975, Fred Lynn won the Rookie of the Year award as well as the Most Valuable Player award.  Not too shabby, for a rookie huh???

Happy Birthday Fred Lynn!!!

Happy Birthday Fred Lynn!!!

Fred Lynn turns 62 years old today.

I have always had an affinity for Fred Lynn.  He broke onto the baseball scene in 1975 and took the sport by storm.  He did this during the year of my birth, and I have always enjoyed learning more about things that happened in 1975!!

Fred Lynn quietly put together a very solid 17-season career as a professional baseball player.  It’s amazing that someone playing for some of baseball’s most popular teams(The Red Sox and Orioles) could stay under the radar but Lynn was able to do so.  While media and fan attention went to his teammates, Lynn contributed solidly.  During his first full season in the major leagues in 1975, Fred Lynn won the Rookie of the Year award as well as the Most Valuable Player award.  Not too shabby, for a rookie huh???  I’d say that it’s rather impressive!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Lynn!!

Nolan Ryan 2006 Topps Turkey Red – SWEET!!!

Nolan Ryan 2006 Topps Turkey Red – SWEET!!!

I don’t think you need too many words to accompany this baseball card.

Just let the magic do the work…

VINTAGE RYAN TURKEY

Enjoy!!

Did You Know…

At the conclusion of the 1975 baseball season,Fred Lynn became the first rookie to win the Most Valuable Player Award.  Lynn batted .331 with 47 doubles, 21 home runs and 105 RBI.  Lynn helped lead the Boston Red Sox to the World Series as the American League’s representative.  He also won the 1975 Rookie Of The Year Award.

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Happy Birthday Fred Lynn!!!

Happy Birthday Fred Lynn!!!

Fred Lynn turns 61 years old today.

I have always had an affinity for Fred Lynn.  He broke onto the baseball scene in 1975 and took the sport by storm.  He did this during the year of my birth, and I have always enjoyed learning more about things that happened in 1975!!

Fred Lynn quietly put together a very solid 17-season career as a professional baseball player.  It’s amazing that someone playing for some of baseball’s most popular teams(The Red Sox and Orioles) could stay under the radar but Lynn was able to do so.  While media and fan attention went to his teammates, Lynn contributed solidly.  During his first full season in the major leagues in 1975, Fred Lynn won the Rookie of the Year award as well as the Most Valuable Player award.  Not too shabby, for a rookie huh???  I’d say that it’s rather impressive!!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Lynn!!

Fred Lynn 1979 Topps

Fred Lynn 1979 Topps

Fred Lynn burst onto the baseball scene in 1975.  He was the American League’s Rookie of the Year and MVP.  He also helped take the Boston Red Sox to the World Series that year.

Lynn’s success continued during his playing days in Boston, and the 1979 season was another phenomenal campaign.

Lynn was an All-Star in 1979 and won a Gold Glove as well.  He finished in 4th place for the league’s MVP award largely due to his amazing hitting.  In 1979, Lynn hit .333 while capturing the batting title.  He also led the league in on-base percentage at .432, slugging with .637, OPS with 1.067, and OPS+ at 176.

A great, great season.

And now I have the card to celebrate it!

1976 Topps – 1975 Batting Leaders: Rod Carew, Fred Lynn, and Thurman Munson

1976 Topps – 1975 Batting Leaders: Rod Carew, Fred Lynn, and Thurman Munson

I like all things 1975.  It is te year of my birth and I try to collect as many baseball related things from that season that I can.

That extends into the 1976 baseball cards that honor the feats achieved during the ’75 season.

And that leads me to this card:

This card pays tribute to the American League batting leaders from the 1975 season.

Rod Carew led the league with his .359 batting average.  He was followed by another ’30-YOC’ favorite Fred Lynn who hit .331 for the Boston Red Sox.  Thurman Munson of the New York Yankees finished in third place that year with a .318 average.

The batting title that Carew claimed during that 1975 campaign was his 5th of 7.  Unreal!!!

Fred Lynn 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘American Sluggers’

Fred Lynn 2002 Topps American Pie – ‘American Sluggers’

I scooped up another card of Fred Lynn during a recent shopping spree on www.sportlots.com.

And while far from stellar, it does feature one of my favorite players from the Boston Red Sox!

And to be honest, the more that I learn about Lynn, and the more I review his stats, he is climbing my Red Sox ladder rather quickly.

Enjoy.