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1975 Topps Set Card 110/660 – #597 – Winston Llenas, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 110/660 – #597 – Winston Llenas, Angels

Progress: 110/660

Player Name:  Winston Llenas

Team:  California Angels

Position:  2nd Base, 3rd Base

Image Style:  Posed Batting

Years In The Major Leagues:  6 seasons, 1968-69, 1972-75

Notes From His 1975 Season:  In his last season in the major leagues, Winston Llenas played in 56 games for the Angels.  He split time playing left field, center field, right field, first base, third base, and designated hitter.  In 113 at-bats, Llenas connected for just 21 hits en route to a .186 batting average.

Notes From Career:   A career .230 hitter, Llenas played all six of his major leagues seasons with the California Angels.  He was skilled enough to play all defensive positions except for catcher and shortstop, yet not strong enough at any position to land the full-time spot.  He retired with 122 hits in his career consisting of 17 doubles, 3 home runs, and 102 singles.


1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #514 – Dan Driessen

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #514 – Dan Driessen

Dan Driessen’s big league career last for 15 seasons.  Not surprisingly, his most successful run came during his years in Cincinnati.  From 1973-84, Driessen called Riverfront Stadium home as he patrolled the corners of the infield and outfield for the Reds.

A utility player, and solid athlete, Driessen used his skills to get himself on the field.  A great reserve, he offered the team a role player that was able to play 4 of 8 defensive positions.

Offensively, Driessen was serviceable. A lifetime .267 hitter, Driessen’s greatest gift was his speed.  In 15 seasons, he stole 154 bases en route to scoring 746 career runs.

Driessen was a part of the 1975 & 1976 World Series championship winning teams in Cincy.  In 6 games, he went 7-for-16 with a home run.