Wednesday, June 12, 2013

1977 Topps Baseball #542 - Frank Duffy

  • This was Frank Duffy's final season as a regular player. After the 1977 season Duffy became a free agent and resigned with the Indians. Frank lost his starting shortstop to Larvell Blanks, so he was  traded to the Boston Red Sox during spring training the following season.
  • Topps really stretched to do some of these writeups. I had no idea 500 hits was a milestone, especially after a player has been playing for seven seasons.
  • 1977 Stats: .201, 4 HR, 31 RBI in 122 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • April 19 - Tripled in a run, breaking a 2-2 tie, and also scored in the top of the 10th inning. The Indians scored three runs in the top of the 10th but lost the game when the Baltimore Orioles scored four times in the bottom of the 10th. The winning blow for the Orioles was a 3-run homer by pinch hitter Brooks Robinson.
    • June 30 - Hit two home runs to help the Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2.
  • Other card blogs: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979

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