1975 Topps Set Card 157/660 – #653 – Lee Richards, White Sox
Player Name: Lee Richards
Team: Chicago White Sox
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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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.
Overall ranking – 3 out of 10. Points earned for a Top 20 finish for the MVP award and collecting more than 100 career steals.
Posted in 1985 Topps 1st Draft Pick Subset
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