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1975 Topps Set Card 306/660 – #106 – Mike Hargrove, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 306/660 – #106 – Mike Hargrove, Rangers

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Card Number:  106

Player Name:  Mike Hargrove

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  1st Base

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 12 seasons, 1974-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Mike Hargrove played in 145 games for the Texas Rangers in 1975.  He hit .303 for the team with 157 hits in 519 at-bats.  Of his 157 hits, Hargrove connected for 22 doubles, 2 triples, and 11 home runs.  He drove in 62 runs in 1975 while also scoring 82 times.  He was selected to the AL All-Star team for the only time in his career.

Notes From Career:  Mike Hargrove is an All-Star and former Rookie Of The Year award winner that played for three different teams during his 12-season career.  He has a lifetime batting average of .290 with 1,614 hits in 1,666 games played.  Hargrove has 686 career RBI with 783 runs scored.

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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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1975 Topps Set Card 297/660 – #332 – Fred Kendall, Padres

1975 Topps Set Card 297/660 – #332 – Fred Kendall, Padres

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Card Number:  332

Player Name:  Fred Kendall

Team:  San Diego Padres

Position:  Catcher

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 12 seasons, 1969-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Kendall played in 103 games for the Padres in 1975.  He hit .199 as he connected for 57 hits in 286 at-bats. Of his 57 hits, Kendall collected 12 doubles and 1 triple with 16 runs scored and 24 RBI.

Notes From Career:  Fred Kendall played for three different teams during the course of his 12-season major league career.  He is a lifetime .234 hitter with 603 hits on his resume.  In 877 career games, Kendall scored 170 runs while also driving in 244.

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Did You Know…

In 2001, the Cleveland Indians retired the number 455 as a way to honor their loyal fans for selling out 455 consecutive home games between the 1995-2001 baseball seasons.

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1975 Topps Set Card 280/660 – #263 – Jim Perry, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 280/660 – #263 – Jim Perry, Indians

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Card Number: 263

Player Name: Jim Perry

Team: Cleveland Indians

Position: Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 17 seasons, 1959-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jim Perry pitched in 15 games for the Oakland Athletics in 1975.  He went 3-4 on the year with 2 complete games and 1 shutout.  In 67 innings of work, Perry compiled and ERA of 4.66 as he allowed 61 hits and 43 runs during that span.  Perry struck out 33 batters and gave up 26 walks as well.

Notes From Career:  Jim Perry is a 3-time All-Star pitcher and winner of the Cy Young Award.  He has a career record of 215-174 in 447 starts.  Perry tossed 109 complete games during his career including 32 shutouts.  He has a career ERA of 3.45 as well as 2 20-win seasons to his credit.

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1975 Topps Set Card 275/660 – #131 – Toby Harrah, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 275/660 – #131 – Toby Harrah, Rangers

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Card Number:  131

Player Name:  Toby Harrah

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Shortstop

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  17 seasons, 1969, 1971-86

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Toby Harrah appeared in 151 games in the 1975 baseball season for the Texas Rangers.  He hit .293 on the year with 153 hits in 522 at-bats.  Of his 153 hits, Harrah connected for 24 doubles and 20 home runs alongside 93 RBI.  Harrah stole 23 bases in ’75 while scoring 81 runs.  He was chosen as an All-Star for the American League.

Notes From Career:  Toby Harrah is a 4-time All-Star who played for three different clubs during his 17-season career.  Harrah is a career .264 hitter with 1,954 hits.  He offered a very versatile offense as he connected for 307 doubles and 195 home runs while also stealing 238 bases.

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1975 Topps Set Card 274/660 – #155 – Jim Bibby, Rangers

1975 Topps Set Card 274/660 – #155 – Jim Bibby, Rangers

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Card Number:  155

Player Name:  Jim Bibby

Team:  Texas Rangers

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Pitching

Years In The Major Leagues:  12 seasons, 1972-81, 1983-84

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jim Bibby played for both the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians during the 1975 baseball season.  Combined, he pitched in 36 games and compiled a 7-15 record with 6 complete games, 1 shutout, and 1 save.  Bibby worked 181 innings in 1975, allowing a total of 172 hits and 89 runs.

Notes From Career:  Jim Bibby is an All-Star pitcher that played for four different clubs during his 12-season career.  Used as both a starter and reliever, Bibby amassed a record of 111-101 with 8 saves during his playing days.  He has a lifetime ERA of 3.76 alongside 1,079 strikeouts in 1,722 innings of work.  Bibby is a member of the 1979 World Series championship winning Pittsburgh Pirates.

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1975 Topps Set Card 254/660 – #135 – Charlie Spikes, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 254/660 – #135 – Charlie Spikes, Indians

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Card Number:  135

Player Name:  Charlie Spikes

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues:  9 seasons,1972-80

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Charlie Spikes played in 111 games for the Cleveland Indians during the 1975 season.  He hit .229 on the year, with 79 hits in 345 at-bats.  Of his 79 hits, Spikes connected for 13 doubles and 11 home runs.  He also drove in 33 runs for ‘The Tribe’ while scoring 40 times.

Notes From Career:  Spikes is a lifetime .246 hitter that played for four major league clubs during his career.  He has 504 career hits, with 154 being a single-season best he achieved in 1974.  Spikes connected for 72 doubles, 12 triples, and 65 home runs, during his playing days.  He also drove in 256 runs while scoring 240 times.

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1975 Topps Set Card 253/660 – #238 – Dave Duncan, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 253/660 – #238 – Dave Duncan, Indians

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Card Number:  238

Player Name:  Dave Duncan

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Catcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  11 seasons, 1964, 1967-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Dave Duncan played in 96 games for the Baltimore Orioles during the 1975 baseball season.  He made 326 plate appearances in those games, connecting for 63 hits en route to a .205 batting average.  Duncan drove in 17 runs for the Orioles in ’74 while also scoring 20 runs.

Notes From Career:  Dave Duncan played for three different major league clubs during his 11-year career.  He is a lifetime .214 hitter with 617 hits in 929 games played.  Of his 617 hits, Duncan connected for 79 doubles and 109 home runs.  He was a member of the 1972 World Series championship winning Oakland Athletics.

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1975 Topps Set Card 245/660 – #288 – Bruce Ellingsen, Indians

1975 Topps Set Card 245/660 – #288 – Bruce Ellingsen, Indians

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Player Name:  Bruce Ellingsen

Team:  Cleveland Indians

Position:  Pitching

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  1 season, 1974

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Ellingsen did not play major league baseball in 1975.

Notes From Career:  Bruce Ellingsen’s big league career lasted just one season – 1974.  He appeared in 16 games for the Indians, amassing a record of 1-1.  He pitched in 42 innings, and amassed an ERA of 3.21 by allowing 45 hits and 21 runs.

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