I did not actually wind up with a career batting average of .200! It was .215 thank you very much
If ever there was a Hall of Famer who rocked a pair of spectacles with style it was Reggie Jackson. Not only does this gem from 1975 Topps capture the essence of the player, it captures the spirit of the 70’s with his gold, oversized frames.
Image courtesy of CardboardConnection.com’s Reggie Jackson baseball card page.
I was the only rookie picked for the All-Star Game in 1988. I’m “a lot like Pete Rose,” an NL scout said. “He looks unorthodox, but he’ll run through a wall for you and kill somebody to score a run.”
I was thoroughly underwhelming my whole career, so much so that the editor of this site can’t find a single interesting or nice thing to say.
I hit .307 with 21 HR for the A’s in 1977.
I am a “Rock of Gibralter” behind the plate and enemy runners know just how hard that rock can be. I like to play golf after the baseball season.
I was known for scuffing baseballs to give myself an advantage. It helped me win 20 games, and strike out 172 with a 3.10 ERA (and 9 CG) in 1989.
I had .290 in 1981 with 10 HR and 25 SB.
At Columbia in ‘53 I set a league record with 436 putouts. I hit .275 for the Cubs in 1957.
I led all major league outfielders with 18 assists in ‘87. It was the third straight year I topped the NL in outfield assists. An aggressive player, I had my most productive season in ‘85 when I played in the All-Star Game.