It’s been a while since we added to the long running “1976 Project”, but recently my buddy Jim sent me a nice photo of Jamie Quirk, who appeared on a multi-player rookie card in the ‘76 set, so we went and gave him his own dedicated card:
Quirk, who would eventually become mainly a catcher during his 18-year
Major League career, originally saw action as an outfielder/third
baseman during his 1st taste of the big leagues.
In 1975 he appeared in 14 games, batting .256 with 10 hits in 39
at-bats, while playing 10 games in the outfield with a couple over at
Turns out he’d have three different stints with the Kansas City Royals,
playing a combined 11-years for the organization, while also suiting up
for seven other teams: Cardinals, Indians, Yankees, Orioles, White Sox
and A’s between 1975 and 1992.
He finished his career with a .240 batting average, collecting 544 hits
in 2266 at-bats over 984 games, while defensively playing every single
position in the field but pitcher and center fielder.