Here’s a “missing” 1976 card for a guy I always remember as a Baltimore Oriole, infielder Billy Smith:
Turns out Smith came up as a California Angel and appeared in 59 games for them during the 1975 season.
In that time he batted .203 with 29 hits over 143 at-bats, getting his
first taste of Major League ball which would last for another five
seasons, ending with a few dozen games with the San Francisco Giants in
In between he saw the most action as a pro with the Orioles between 1977
and 1979, playing both second and shortstop playing about half a
seasons worth of games each year.
For his career, he ended up with a .230 batting average with 234 hits
over 1018 at-bats in 370 games, scoring 107 runs while driving 111 runs.