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.