Thursday, January 19, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 DUKE SIMS

Here’s a career-capping “missing” 1975 for former catcher Duke Sims, who played out the final 44 games of his 11-year career split between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers:


During his farewell 1974 season, Sims hit .198 with 24 hits in 121 at-bats with three homers and eight runs batted in.
He would have some productive seasons with the team he’d play for the first seven of his big league years, the Cleveland Indians.
His finest season would be in 1970 when he hit 23 home runs with a .264 batting average along with 56 RBI’s in only 110 games and 345 at-bats.
Ironically he’d find himself off to Los Angeles playing for the Dodgers in 1971, before splitting seasons each year in 1972-1974, finishing up with a .239 batting average with exactly 100 home runs and 310 RBI’s in 843 games and 2422 at-bats.

3 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Great card! I never knew he played for the Rangers in '74.

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  2. Duke Sims on the Texas Rangers..... I saw he finished up with them in my Neft and Cohen Baseball Encyclopedia. To see it on a baseball card is surreal!! This is one of my favorite things about this site... Great job GIO!!!!!

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    1. Agreed, love these M.I.A's, they make my morning routine

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