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1975 Topps Set Card 314/660 – #242 – Jay Johnstone, Phillies

1975 Topps Set Card 314/660 – #242 – Jay Johnstone, Phillies

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Card Number:  242

Player Name:  Jay Johnstone

Team:  Philadelphia Phillies

Position:  Outfield

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 20 seasons, 1966-85

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Jay Johnstone played in 122 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1975.  He connected for 115 hits in 350 at-bats en route to a .329 batting average.  Of his 115 hits, Johnstone connected for 19 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs, and 86 singles.  He also scored 50 runs for the team while driving in 54.

Notes From Career:  Jay Johnstone played for eight different major league clubs during his 20-season big league career.  He is a lifetime .267 hitter with 1,254 hits in 1,748 games played.  Johnstone has 215 doubles, 38 triples, and 102 home runs on his resume.  He is a member of two World Series championship squads – the 1978 New York Yankees and the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Did You Know…

The first Philadelphia Phillies left-handed pitcher to be named to the NL All-Star Team was Ken Raffensberger.  Raffensberger was chosen as a member of the 1944 squad.

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1982 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Becomes First Pitcher To Win 4 Cy Young Awards

1982 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Becomes First Pitcher To Win 4 Cy Young Awards

On this day in 1982, Steve Carlton was awarded with the NL Cy Young Award.

This win, the fourth for Carlton, marked the first time in major league history that a pitcher was honored as the Cy Young winner in four different seasons.

And when looking at his numbers, it is now wonder that Carlton was the pitcher to make this kind of history.

Check the stats:

1972 – 27-10, 1.97 ERA, 30 complete games, 8 shutouts, 310 strikeouts, 3.56:1 K:walk ratio, All-Star, NL Triple Crown

1977 – 23-10, 2.64 ERA, 17 complete games, 2 shutouts, 198 strikeouts, 2.22:1 K;Walk ratio, All-Star

1980 – 24-9, 2.34 ERA, 13 complete games, 3 shutouts, 286 strikeouts, 3.16:1 K:walk ratio, All-Star, World Series title

1982 – 23-11, 3.10 ERA, 19 complete games, 6 shutouts, 286 strikeouts, 3.33:1 K:walk ratio, All-Star

Pretty awesome stuff right there, huh?

Happy Anniversary Mr. Carlton!!!

1973 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Traded To The Texas Rangers

1973 HEADLINE: Fergie Jenkins Traded To The Texas Rangers

On this date in 1973, Fergie Jenkins was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers, of the American League.

The trade was a 2-for-1 deal with Jenkins going to the Rangers in exchange for Bill Madlock and Vic Harris.  At this point, the Cubs were in a major re-building phase as Ernie Banks was retired and their core of Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Jenkins were all considered as being ‘too old’.

1993 HEADLINE: Joe Carter’s Dynamic Home Run Captures The World Series For Toronto!!!

1993 HEADLINE: Joe Carter’s Dynamic Home Run Captures The World Series For Toronto!!!

On this day in 1993 Joe Carter hit one of the most recognizable home runs in World Series history.  On baseball’s biggest stage, he rose to the occasion and secured his spot as one of the game’s biggest heroes.

I remember watching this game and seeing the joy in Joe’s eyes, smile, and body language as he rounded the bases after blasting this huge World Series winning home run.  As kids, we all dream of this exact spot that Joe Carter was in on that night in October.  His boyhood dream became reality right in front of our eyes and it was an amazing sight to witness.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Carter!!

1975 Topps Set Card 290/660 – #56 – Rick Wise, Red Sox

1975 Topps Set Card 290/660 – #56 – Rick Wise, Red Sox

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Card Number:  56

Player Name: Rick Wise

Team:  Boston Red Sox

Position: Pitcher

Image Style: Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues: 18 seasons, 1964, 1966-82

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Risk Wise started 35 games for the Red Sox in 1975.  He went 19-12 on the year with 17 complete games and 1 shutout.  He worked 255 innings during the season allowing 262 hits and 126 runs en route to a 3.95 ERA.  Wise struck out 141 batters in that time while walking 72.

Notes From Career:  Rick Wise is a 2-time All-Star pitcher that suited up for five different clubs during his 18-year big league career.  He has a lifetime record of 188-181 with 138 complete games, 30 shutouts, and a career ERA of 3.69 to his credit.  Having worked 3,127 innings during his playing days, Wise struck out 1,647 batters and walked 804.

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Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Black Border Parallel

Fergie Jenkins 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter – Mini Black Border Parallel

Nothing exceptional here, just showing off my latest and final card of Fergie Jenkins that I will be getting from the 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter set.

Unless one of the more rare versions of this card falls into my lap at an unbelievable price, I am done going after Jenkins and his remaining A&G cards.

Too boring for me…

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Sorry Fergie, it is not your fault!