Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 RON LOLICH

Here’s a “missing” 1973 card for former Cleveland Indians outfielder Ron Lolich, a player I already created a 1974 card a while back:


Lolich appeared in 24 games during the 1972 season, batting .188 with 15 hits over 80 at-bats with a couple of home runs and eight runs batted in.
It was during the 1973 season that he’d see the bulk of his Major League action, appearing 61 games and collecting 32 hits over 140 at-bats, good for a .229 average.
Sadly for Lolich, that would be the last of his MLB action, as he would move on to the Japanese League with the Nankai Hawks in 1974 and 1975 where he would club 27 and 22 homers before moving on to the Kintetsu organization in 1976 before calling it a pro career.
He’d end up with a .211 Major League average, with 48 hits over 228 at-bats in 87 games, all but two of those games with the Indians, the others being with the Chicago White Sox, for whom he came up with in 1971.

7 comments:

  1. Great looking card. Good clear picture of the player with interesting background. 73 was not one of my favorite sets. The format is good, but some of the pictures are very lacking,like the Johnny Bench card #380 where the player is too small in relation to the card and Dave Nelson #111 where you have to pick out the player named on the card from 3 players. This card reminds me of the excellent 73 Dwight Evans card you made.

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  2. Great card. Can't believe this guy never got a card - even a multi panel/box rookie card. An aside - the 1973-77 Indians uniforms were awesome.

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  3. And the '72 Indians uniforms were boring, can understand why you went with the cool uni on this card.

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  4. I don't think I ever seen the helmet he's wearing with that big 'C' on any '70s Topps card. Am I wrong?

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  5. Ken Adams: Right on about the Indians 1973-1977 uniforms! Joe Sabatino: The 1974 Chris Chambliss. He is wearing the same style helmet.

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  6. That shot actually would look great on the '74 card

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