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1975 Topps Set Card 279/660 – #616 – Rookie Outfielders With Augustine, Mangual, Rice, Scott

1975 Topps Set Card 279/660 – #616 – Rookie Outfielders With Augustine, Mangual, Rice, Scott

Progress: 279/660

Player Name:  Dave Augustine, Pepe Mangual, Jim Rice, John Scott

Card Number:  616

Team:  Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres

Position:  Outfielders

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

How these players fared in 1975:

Dave Augustine – Dave Augustine did not play major league baseball during the 1975 baseball season.

Pepe Mangual – Mangual played in a career high 140 games for the Expos in 1975.  He hit .245 with 126 hits in that span.  Of his 126 hits, Mangual connected for 16 doubles, 2 triples, and 9 home runs.  He stole 33 bases during the season en route to scoring 84 runs.

Jim Rice – Rice played in 144 games for the Red Sox in 1975, where he finished 2nd in the ROY voting to teammate Fred Lynn.  He hit .309 with 29 doubles and 22 home runs over the course of the season.  Rice drove in 102 runs and scored 92 times as he helped lead the Red Sox to the World Series.

John Scott – John Scott appeared in 25 games with the Padres in 1975.  He had 9 at-bats during the season and did not connect for any hits.  He did score 6 runs for the team and stole 2 bases in a pinch-runner role.

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‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #18

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1975 Topps – Card #616 – AKA – ‘The Jim Rice Rookie Card’

Dave Augustine – Augustine appeared in just 29 games in the big leagues.  As a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, he has a career batting average of .207 with 6 hits and 4 runs scored while getting just 29 plate appearances.

Pepe Mangual – A 6-year veteran that played in both Montreal and New York, Mangual was a utility outfielder with a knack for stealing bases.  For his career, Mangual amassed 235 hits, scored 155 runs, and stole 64 bases. 

Jim Rice – The newest member of the Hall of Fame was a 8-time All-star and 1-time winner of the MVP award.  Rice enjoyed a 16-year career as a member of the Boston Red Sox.  His career numbers include 2,452 hits, 1,249 runs scored, 1,451 RBI, and 382 home runs.  In his MVP season of 1978, Rice collected 213 hits with a .315 batting average.  He also smacked 46 home runs, 25 doubles, scored 121 runs, and drove in 139.  Rice played in the 1986 World Series but lost to the eventual champion New York Mets.

John Scott – Scott’s brief career spanned three years but he only appeared in 118 games.  After two terrible seasons with the Padres, Scott played his final, and best, season with the Blue Jays.  Scott is a career .222 hitter.  His resume includes 56 hits, 26 runs scored, 13 stolen bases, 15 RBI, and 2 home runs.