Tuesday, February 12, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 LARRY BROWN

Here’s a “not so missing” 1974 card for former infielder Larry Brown, who appeared in a handful of games with the Baltimore Orioles during the 1973 season but was left out of the 1974 Topps set:


Brown only got into 17 games the previous year, hitting .250 for the Birds with seven hits over 28 at-bats with five runs batted in and four runs scored.
By the time the 1974 season opened he’d be a member of the Texas Rangers, where he’d play 54 games, the last of his 12-year Major League career, hitting .197 with 15 hits in 76 at-bats.
Over his 12 Big League seasons, the first eight-plus with the Cleveland Indians, Brown hit .233 with 803 hits in 3449 at-bats in 1129 games, playing second, short and third throughout his tenure.

7 comments:

  1. A great card! Larry kind of got jobbed by Topps in the last few years of his career as could have cards in '73, '74, and '75. By the way, you made a great '73 card for him too. For this card, Larry was with the Orioles during the entire '73 season, but the lack of playing time likely discouraged Topps from including him in the set. Would love a '75 card with the Rangers.

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  3. Definitely fits in with the '74 set.

    Very nice, Gio!

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  4. His brother Dick Brown was the Orioles' catcher in the early 1960s.

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  5. Dontcha just love these idiots that post comments having NOTHING to do with baseball or cards?

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  6. Building on Jim's point, Larry's brother Dick had a similar card experience. Dick started his MLB playing career in 1957 and had cards from 1958 thru 1963. However, he continued to play in 1964 and 1965, but as far as I know, did not have a card for these two years.

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  7. Absolutely fantastic card. Definitely in my top 10!

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