Monday, November 23, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 DAL MAXVILL

Let’s go and give former shortstop Dal Maxvill one last Topps card, this one in the 1975 set, shall we?
Take a look:


Maxvill would actually play in a handful of games during the 1975 season, 20 games to be precise, but he was left out of the 1975 set even though he played in 68 games during the 1974 season, so I figured why not whip up a card for ‘75.
Splitting time between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland A’s, Maxvill hit .189 with 14 hits in 74 at-bats, all singles.
It was the fourth championship team he’d play for during his 14-year career, with the first three being the Cardinals in 1964 &1967, and the A’s in 1972.
For his career Maxvill was pretty much a “Mendoza-Line” hitter, finishing with a .217 lifetime average with 748 hits over 3443 at-bats, topping .250 only once, in 1968.
Incredibly, he received MVP votes that year while taking home a Gold Glove for his defensive work. Easily the best season of his career.

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