Monday, June 12, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 DICK BILLINGS

Here’s a “career capping not so missing” 1976 card for former catcher/outfielder Dick Billings, who played what would be the final three games of his Major League career in 1975 with the St. Louis Cardinals:


Appearing all in pinch-hitting roles, Billings went 0-3 in three games with St. Louis during the 1975 campaign, after appearing in one game for them the previous season after being purchased from the only other team he ever played for, the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers.
Between 1968 and 1974 Billings basically played the back-up catcher/spot outfielder for the Washington/Texas organization, appearing in the bulk of his MLB action during the 1971-1973 seasons.
Overall he retired with a .227 batting average, with 280 hits over 1231 at-bats in 400 games on the nose.

3 comments:

  1. An outstanding card. Once again it fits in perfectly with the set. Extremely rare find of Billings in a Cardinal uniform.

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  2. This guy ran the facial hair gamut. Clean shaven on '71 and '72 cards, full mutton chops and thick mustache on '73 card and now just the mustache and sideburns. Great card!

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