Thursday, August 24, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 LARRY COX

Here’s a “not really missing” card for a guy who we’d see around through the latter part of the 1970’s into the 1980’s, former catcher Larry Cox, who started out with the Philadelphia Phillies and gets this 1974 card based on his 1st taste of the big leagues, a single game in 1973 as a defensive replacement:


Oddly enough, that game came on April 18th of 1973, not at the end of the year as some late-season call-up. Nevertheless, it would be the first of his 348 career games, spanning 1973 through 1982.
He’d see his most action in 1979 & 1980 while with the Seattle Mariners, appearing in over 100 games for the only two times in his career.
Overall, he’d finish his career with a .221 batting average based on his 182 hits over 825 at-bats, with 12 home runs and 85 runs batted in while playing all of his games behind the plate.

3 comments:

  1. Love it. Looks good next to the Mike Ryan and Bob Boone cards of that year.

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  2. How about Frank MacCormack, '76 Detroit Tigers and original '77 Seattle Mariners?

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  3. Excellent card!! The Phillies had Bob Boone, Jim Essian, John Stearns, and Larry Cox all coming up at the same time in the 1973-1975 time frame.

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