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1975 Topps Set Card 278/660 – #576 – Phil Roof, Twins

1975 Topps Set Card 278/660 – #576 – Phil Roof, Twins

Progress: 278/660

Card Number: 576

Player Name: Phil Roof

Team: Minnesota Twins

Position: Catcher

Image Style: Posed Hitting

Years In The Major Leagues: 15 seasons, 1961, 1964-77

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Phil Roof played in 63 games for the Twins in 1975.  He had 126 at-bats during the season, connecting for 38 hits en route to a .308 batting average.  Roof tallied 7 home runs and 21 RBI in those 63 games.

Notes From Career:  Phil Roof suited up for 8 different major league clubs during his 15-year big league career.  A career .215 hitter, Roof collected 463 hits in 857 games played.  He drove in 210 runs while in the majors and also scored 190 times.

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‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #50

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #50

1964 Topps – Card #541 – AKA – ‘The Phil Niekro Rookie Card’

Phil Roof – Roof played in the big leagues for 15 years.  Never staying in one city for more than 6 seasons, he played for 8 different teams during that time.  A catcher, Roof saw time primarily as a back-up to the team’s starter.  He amassed a .215 batting average during his 15-year playing career.  Roof’s career stats include 463 hits, 190 runs scored, 69 doubles, 43 home runs, and 210 RBI.

Phil Niekro – A member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame and ‘300 Wins Club’, Phil Niekro’s major league career spanned three decades and 24 seasons.  Used primarily as a starting pitcher, Niekro made 864 appearances in big league games, 716 of which came as the game’s starting pitcher.  He compiled a 318-274 record while throwing 245 complete games and 45 shutouts.  Niekro struck out 3,342 batters during his 24-year career while compiling a 3.35 ERA.  Phil Niekro was a 4-time All-star, 5-time Gold Glove winner, and he finished in the Top 6 for the Cy Young Award 6 times.