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1975 Topps Set Card 157/660 – #653 – Lee Richards, White Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 157/660 – #653 – Lee Richards, White Sox

Progress: 157/660

Player Name:  Lee Richards

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Position:  Infield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  5 seasons, 1971-72, 1974-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Lee Richards played in 43 games for the White Sox in 1975.  An infielder, Richards spent time at second base, shortstop, and third base in those 43 contests.  He hit .200 during the season with just 9 hits in 45 at-bats.

Notes From Career:  A true utility player, Lee Richards spent time playing three infield positions and two outfield positions during his five-year big league career.  He has a lifetime batting average of .209 as he connected for 103 hits in 239 games played.

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Happy Birthday Octavio ‘Cookie’ Rojas!!

Happy Birthday Octavio ‘Cookie’ Rojas!!

‘Cookie’ Rojas turns 73 years old today.

Most baseball fans know Cookie Rojas as the former 5-time All-Star that spent most of his career playing for the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies.  But if you live in South Florida, like Cookie and I do, then you know him as the radio commentator for the Spanish audience of the Miami Marlins.

Rojas put in a solid 16-year big league career.  A utility player, Rojas played every position on the field at some point during those 16 season, including 7 at catcher and even 1 at pitcher in a relief effort back in 1967.

The 5-time All-Star collected 1,660 hits during his playing days en route to a career batting average of .263.  A very highly skilled hitter, Rojas was far from a slugger(just 54 homers), but his incredible ‘eye’ at the plate led to him striking out just 489 times in 6,871 plate appearances.

Happy Birthday ‘Cookie’!   See you at the ballpark!!!

Happy Birthday Octavio ‘Cookie’ Rojas!!

Happy Birthday Octavio ‘Cookie’ Rojas!!

‘Cookie’ Rojas turns 73 years old today.

Most baseball fans know Cookie Rojas as the former 5-time All-Star that spent most of his career playing for the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies.  But if you live in South Florida, like Cookie and I do, then you know him as the radio commentator for the Spanish audience of the Florida Marlins.

Rojas put in a solid 16-year big league career.  A utility player, Rojas played every position on the field at some point during those 16 season, including 7 at catcher and even 1 at pitcher in a relief effort back in 1967.

The 5-time All-Star collected 1,660 hits during his playing days en route to a career batting average of .263.  A very highly skilled hitter, Rojas was far from a slugger(just 54 homers), but his incredible ‘eye’ at the plate led to him striking out just 489 times in 6,871 plate appearances. 

Happy Birthday ‘Cookie’!   See you at the ballpark!!!

Happy Birthday Octavio ‘Cookie’ Rojas!!

Happy Birthday Octavio ‘Cookie’ Rojas!!

‘Cookie’ Rojas turns 72 years old today.

Most baseball fans know Cookie Rojas as the former 5-time All-Star that spent most of his career playing for the Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies.  But if you live in South Florida, like Cookie and I do, then you know him as the radio commentator for the Spanish audience of the Florida Marlins.

Rojas put in a solid 16-year big league career.  A utility player, Rojas played every position on the field at some point during those 16 season, including 7 at catcher and even 1 at pitcher in a relief effort back in 1967.

The 5-time All-Star collected 1,660 hits during his playing days en route to a career batting average of .263.  A very highly skilled hitter, Rojas was far from a slugger(just 54 homers), but his incredible ‘eye’ at the plate led to him striking out just 489 times in 6,871 plate appearances. 

Happy Birthday ‘Cookie’!   See you at the ballpark!!!

1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Bill Almon

1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Bill Almon

 Let’s get right down to it.  Bill Almon spent 15 years in the big leagues, played for 8 teams(7 different), and was hardly worthy of the #1 selection in the baseball draft.

Almon is a career .254 hitter that amassed just 846 hits in 15 seasons.  His highest hit total for 1 year came in 1977 when he reached 160.  His next best year(126) was not even close to that total.  And with just 390 runs scored, 36 home runs, and 296 RBI, Almon would probably be considered a sub-par player by today’s standards.

The most noteworthy stat from Almon’s career are his 126 stolen bases.  A consistent base-stealing threat, Almon enjoyed 7 seasons in which he eclipsed double-digit steals.

85T Almon

Overall ranking – 3 out of 10.  Points earned for a Top 20 finish for the MVP award and collecting more than 100 career steals.