Friday, May 6, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 BILL SUDAKIS

Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for former player Bill Sudakis, who played his final Major League games during the 1975 season split between the California Angels and Cleveland Indians:


Sudakis appeared in 50 games during the ‘75 season, hitting .154 with 16 hits over 104 at-bats.
He would stretch out an eight-year career in the Majors, never really getting a full-time shot except for his second season in 1969 with the Los Angeles Dodgers when he played in 132 games and posted 507 plate appearances.
The most plate appearances he would post after that would be the 311 the following year, securing himself a spot off the bench the rest of his career playing for the New York Mets, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and the two teams listed above.
He wound up with a .234 average based on his 362 hits over 1548 at-bats with 59 homers and 214 runs batted in in 530 games and 1548 at-bats.

2 comments:

  1. Wow. What a super rare photo. Makes an outstanding card. His 1975 Topps card rates as one of my favorites.

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  2. Approved for the '76 Project even though he wasn't on our hit list! We'll place him next to the custom Tom Mccraw... ;)

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