Sunday, December 4, 2016

1976 PROJECT- A DEDICATED CRAIG REYNOLDS CARD

Here’s a 1976 card for a player who appeared on a multi-player rookie card in the set: Craig Reynolds of the Pittsburgh Pirates:


“Reader Jim” wanted a dedicated card for Reynolds based on the amount of action he had with the Pirates in 1975.
Reynolds came up in ’75 and appeared in 31 games, batting .224 with 17 hits over 76 official at-bats while playing shortstop.
After only four games in 1976 he would get his chance for full-time action as a member of the inaugural Seattle Mariners team of 1977, playing in 135 games as their very first shortstop (there’s a great trivia question!).
He would actually represent the team the following year at the All-Star Game, yet find himself playing for the Houston Astros the very next season, where he would end up playing the rest of his 15-year career.
A solid player generally off the bench, he would end up with a .256 batting average with 1142 hits in 4466 at-bats over 1491 games while playing through the entire infield.

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