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Orlando Cepeda

1962 Topps Set (Baseball)

Orlando alternates between first base and outfield duties during the baseball season. In 1955 he hit .393 for Kokomo in the minors, where he won the batting title. Winner of the N.L. Rookie of the Year Award in '58 at San Francisco, Orlando led the league with 38 doubles.

CHAMPION OF THE N.L. Orlando won the Home Run (46) & RBI (142) titles in N.L. last year.
Johnny Logan

1961 Topps Set (Baseball)

Johnny played in Milwaukee for 4 years when it was an American Association team. Now he's a top major-leaguer in the same city.

Johnny hit a homer in the '57 World Series. He has led the N.L. in fielding 3 times.
Albert Belle

1995 Topps Set (Baseball)

Albert finished among the American League's top three in 10 stat columns, including the triple-crown categories, hits, total bases, slugging and on-base percentage. His sensational season culminated with a third-place finish in the MVP voting.

Jim Edmonds

1994 Bowman Set (Baseball)

With the stroke of a future batting titlist, Edmonds has not hit below .293 for four straight minor league seasons. Last year highlights at Edmonton (AAA) included separate games of 6 hits and 8 RBI - both minor league highs for the year.

Lou Johnson

1966 Topps Set (Baseball)

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the hustling outfielder from the Detroit Tigers on April 9, 1964. The well traveled veteran had many successful minor league campaigns. In 1954. Lou batted .322 at Pampa. Lou led the Midwest League with a lofty .365 batting average. He continued his fine hitting with L.A. and contributed to their great success in 1965. Lou is also a fine defensive outfielder.

Lou led the I.L. in triples in 1961
Ross Grimsley

1972 Topps Set (Baseball)

Ross began 1971 at Indianapolis & was voted as TOPPS Player of Month of May in American Association. Called up to Reds, he had outstanding rookie campaign & was lefty hurler on TOPPS Major League Rookie All-Star Team. Ross pitched his American Legion team to national title in 1968 & Won 2 games in Legion World Series.

Which Red's father hurled for the White Sox in 1951? Ross Grimsley.
R.A. "Babe" Pinelli

1955 Bowman Set (Baseball)

Has served without break in National League since moving up from Pacific Coast League in 1935... umpired only two years before hitting majors, donned mask for first time in Coast League in 1933... former major league player, with White Sox, Detroit and Cincinnati... made name as third baseman with Reds for whom he played six years... also played several years in Pacific Coast League where he climaxed playing days and launched umpiring career... born in San Francisco, resides there... has worked five World Series, three All-Star games.

Who had 6 hits in 6 times of bat May 5, 1925 with double and three home runs in the collection? Who was the National League leading batter in 1953? Ty Cobb. Furillo, Brooklyn.
Triston McKenzie

2022 Stadium Club Set (Baseball)

One of the toughest-to-hit pitchers in Baseball, Triston has held foes to a sub-.200 batting average in his career. He does it with an unusual profile, throwing his four-seamer almost three times as often as any other pitch, relying on movement and deceit.

Jermaine Dye

2005 Topps Set (Baseball)

Healthy again in 2004 after a cruel '03 season, Jermaine - who signed with the White Sox in December - gave the Athletics a strong bat. On August 8, he locked down one of the year's most thrilling victories by cracking a go-ahead single in the 18th inning at Minnesota.

Coco Crisp

2016 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Coco has had a long and fruitful career as a speedy center fielder who not only has won a stolen base title (2011), but has hit with pop. Recovery from elbow surgery and a cervical strain slowed him in 2015.

Coco's batted .387 as a pinch-hitter for Oakland. He needs 1 SB to become the 10th active player with 300.
Ozzie Smith

1981 Donruss Set (Baseball)

1980 - Established an all-time major league record for shortstops by making 621 assists. Previous record of 601 had stood since 1924. Led NL in sacrifice hits (23) and was 6th in stolen bases (57). Finished season on a streak of 17 straight stolen bases. 1979 - Finished 2nd among NL shortstops in fielding with .976 pct. Got off to a bad (0-for-32) start with the bat. Led Padres in stolen bases (28) and scored 77 runs. 1978 - Was runner-up to Bob Horner for Rookie of Year honors after hitting .258 in 159 games for SD.

Joe Jay

1959 Topps Set (Baseball)

After a fine season in '58, Joe looked forward to hurling in the Series. But a broken finger sidelined him and the Braves lost his valuable services.

Joe received $20,000 to sign with the Braves in '53.
Eric Davis

1987 Donruss Set (Baseball)

The new “Big Red Machine" will be powered by the 24 year old Eric Davis. In 1986 he hit for average (.277), with power (15 doubles, 27 HR, and 71 RBI) and had blinding speed (80 SB). He is considered to be the NL's best package of base running, defense, and arm. Eric Davis should be a "Diamond King" for the decade to come.

Vince Coleman

1987 Topps Set (Baseball)

Vince attended NFL Redskins' 1982 mini-camp.

September 11, 1985: Pete Rose collected the 4192nd hit of his major league career. Pete's 1985 Topps card was #600.
Clay Buchholz

2008 Upper Deck Timeline Set (Baseball)

In just his second Major League start for Boston on 9/1/07, Buchholz put his name in the history books with a stellar 115-pitch no-hitter against Baltimore. The lanky right-hander was still firing away in the ninth inning as he recorded his eighth and ninth strikeouts of the game in that frame. He became the 17th hurler in Red Sox history to spin a no-hitter.

Mickey Lolich

1968 Topps Set (Baseball)

1967 seemed like a year that Mickey would want to forget when he lost 10 games in a row. The southpaw went on to win 9 out of 10 late in the year, including three straight shutouts.

Q - Who led the Tigers in complete games last year? A - Earl Wilson - 12.
1962 World Series Game #7

1963 Topps Set (Baseball)

Ralph Terry hurled a brilliant four-hit shutout to enable the Yankees to capture the 1962 World Championship flag. The pitching duel was filled with drama as the Giants got the potential winning run to 2nd base in the 9th inning, before the last putout was made.

Bill Mazeroski

1960 Topps Set (Baseball)

APR. 29: Belts HR to trip Giants 3-2. MAY 3: Slaps bases-loaded single to beat Cards in 10th, 4.3. MAY 17: Smashes a pair of homers in 5-4 victory over Cubs. JULY 5: Punches single in 11th to drive winning run across against Reds. SEPT. 19: Two-run triple downs Reds 4-3.

Bill was voted the best fielding 2nd baseman in baseball in 1958
Gerrit Cole

2019 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Gerrit blazed through his first season in Houston, populating almost every important AL leaderboard. On May 4, he spun a 16-strikeout one-hit shutout.

His pre-MLB All-Star game 177 SOs set a team record.
Ozzie Smith

1981 Donruss Set (Baseball)

1980 - Established an all-time major league record for shortstops by making 621 assists. Previous record of 601 had stood since 1924. Led NL in sacrifice hits (23) and was 6th in stolen bases (57). Finished season on a streak of 17 straight stolen bases. 1979 - Finished 2nd among NL shortstops in fielding with .976 pct. Got off to a bad (0-for-32) start with the bat. Led Padres in stolen bases (28) and scored 77 runs. 1978 - Was runner-up to Bob Horner for Rookie of Year honors after hitting .258 in 159 games for SD.

George Brett

1985 Topps Set (Baseball)

George is one of four baseball-playing brothers.

Amed Rosario

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen Set (Baseball)

Amed thrived in 2021 as Francisco Lindor's shortstop successor in Cleveland. He was the only player with six four-hit games, and he went 13-for-13 on steals.

Andy Pettitte

2009 Upper Deck Set (Baseball)

It's a rarity when Pettitte has a subpar season as the left-hander has notched a minimum of 10 victories during each of the past four seasons (2005-08).

Aaron Ashby

2022 Stadium Club Set (Baseball)

After a rocky debut in June, Aaron dominated upon his return to Milwaukee six weeks later. The southpaw went 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA in his first 11 appearances back, splitting time between the rotation and bullpen. He picked up his first save September 12.

Jose Ramirez

2022 Donruss Set (Baseball)

Ramirez bashed the ball in 2021. His combined 37 doubles and triples put him in position to score a career-best 111 runs, and his 36 homers and 103 RBI were his second-best output in both. Ramirez was recognized with his third career All-Star spot and was voted team MVP by Cleveland's baseball writers.

Mike Norris

1982 Topps Set (Baseball)

Mike finished 2nd in A.L. Cy Young balloting in 1980.

Rich Dauer was credited with 14 game-winning RBI's in 1979. The Astros pitching staff did not allow the Mets or the Cubs a homer in the Astrodome in 1980.
Sherman Lollar

1952 Topps Set (Baseball)

A top-notch defensive catcher, Sherm was traded to the White Sox by the Browns during the winter. He broke in with Baltimore in 1943 and in '45 led the International League with a .364 batting mark. The Indians gave him a trial in 1946, but he didn't make it. In 1947, the Yankees called him up and traded him to the Browns in 1949. 1950 was his best year at the plate with .280. In the winter he's a department store salesman.

J.B. "Jocko" Conlan

1955 Bowman Set (Baseball)

Moved into senior loop umpiring ranks from American Association in 1941... coincidental circumstances engineered his embarking on career... filled in for ailing ump during Browns-White Sox game in 1935 when he was a member of the latter club... started calling 'em officially following year in New York-Pennsylvania League, jumped to American Association in 1938... after three years in AA was in National League... played professionally 12 years, ... born in Chicago, lives there and owns florist shop in Windy City.

What is the ruling if the batter-runner drops his bat and the ball rolls against it in fair territory? If, in the judgement of the umpire, there was no intention on the part of the player to interfere with the course of the ball, it is alive.
Lee Lacy

1979 Topps Set (Baseball)

Hit Homers in 3 consecutive pinch-hitting appearances for the Dodgers in 1978. Went 3-for-7 for .429 Average in 1977 World Series vs. Yankees.

Rylan Bannon

2022 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Rylan made a web gem in his first big-league inning. At third base, he dove toward the line to rob Nolan Arenado of extra bases and then sprung up instantly to fire a perfect strike to third base. That sent the game's top fielding third baseman back to the dugout.

Rylan singled past Nolan Arenado in his first MLB at-bat.
Jim Gilliam

1955 Topps Set (Baseball)

Last season Jim improved on his sensational freshman performance of '53. He raised his Batting Average and more than doubled his Homer output. “Junior" signed a Brooklyn contract when he played in the Negro National League and went to Montreal for seasoning. In '51 and '52, he led the Int. Lg. in Runs Scored, and was voted Rookie-of-the-Year '53 when he led the N.L. in Triples.

True or False: Most homers in one season Majors or Minors was 60. ANS.: False. Joe Banman, Roswell Longhorn League, hit 72 in 1954.
Maikel Franco

2015 Topps Set (Baseball)

If there was a day Maikel went without playing Baseball growing up in the Dominican, he doesn't remember it. He spent countless hours honing his game with brothers and cousins in the sandlots, transforming into an elite power hitter. It all paid off in September 2014, when Franco debuted at the youngest Phillies position player in 14 years.

Bob Gibson

1984 Fleer Set (Baseball)

Did you know? Nickname is Hoot ... Captain of Baseball team at Bloomsburg State College (Pa.)

Javier Baez

2016 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

Javier, just 23, has spent parts of the past three seasons in the Majors, adding left field to his diverse defensive profile in 2016. He's a ferocious swinger who can make parks look small when he connects.

Javier went 5-for-15 in the 2015 postseason. He clobbered a key homer in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Charlie Blackmon

2021 Stadium Club Set (Baseball)

Since 2014, Charlie's .305 batting average is the fourth-best in Baseball. He's taken well to his new position of right field, being named a finalist for a fielding award in 2020. He hit .500 during the first 17 games of 2020, the fifth to do so since WWII.

Clayton Kershaw

2017 Topps Heritage Set (Baseball)

It took an injury in 2016 (back pain) to slow Clayton's apparent march to a fourth NL Cy Young Award. He was leading the league in wins (11) and strikeouts (145) - and was second with a 1.79 ERA - when he was shut down in late June. In his first 10 starts, the incomparable lefty had spun three shutouts.

Q. - Which recent manager gave up Mike Piazza's first HR? A. - Bud Black.
Ernie Banks

2022 Stadium Club Set (Baseball)

From 1955-60, Ernie launched 227 home runs while staffing shortstop. No other player at the position hit more than 67 nor had even half as many RBI. He won two NL MVP Awards in that span on his way to distinction as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.