Monday, May 20, 2019

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 ROGER FREED

Time to add to the “missing” Roger Freed cards of the 1970’s, this time with a 1975 edition depicting his brief time with the “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds:


Freed only appeared in six games for the Reds during the 1974 season, hitting .333 with two hits over six at-bats, before going on to spend another full season in the Minor Leagues in 1975.
It was the story of his professional career as he would produce monster numbers in the Minors (twice being named Minor League Player of the Year) but never getting that full-time chance in the Big Leagues.
He’d play parts of eight seasons in the Majors, hitting .245 with 22 homers and 109 runs batted in over 344 games and 717 at-bats, before retiring for good after another year in the Minors in 1980.

3 comments:

  1. Great card! Nice shot of old Tampa Stadium in the background. Freed was given the starting right field job for the Phillies in 1971 after being traded from the Orioles after being named Minor League Player of the Year. He even hit the first home run, a grand slam, ever at Vet Stadium. But a .221 batting average with limited power led to him being sent to the bench.

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  2. wow I never knew he played for the Reds. Great card!

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