#103 Tom Murphy
#104 Lee Lacy
#105 Reggie Cleveland
#106 Bill Plummer
#107 Ed Halicki
#108 Von Joshua
Good: Topps did me one better here. I wrote the "STATS" section below before writing this section and I noted that Plummer's best offensive game was a 2-HR job against Steve Carlton. They found a better one, as noted on the back of his card. In fact, holy crap, he never had 4, 5, or 6 RBI's in a game.
Bad: Really? What was so "superb" about this game? I'm not sure I like the copy on the back of Cleveland's card.
Good: First, a little contest. One of these 6 photos immediately struck me as very oddly reminiscent of a certain TV show. Five points to whomever can guess it in the comments. (No random guesses please, just solid theories.)
Three of these photos (Lacy, Plummer, and Halicki) show the player's uniform number, with Joshua giving up just half of his. I love that.
Cleveland joins the shadow club, and Halicki joins the Candlestick park "375 sign" club.
Bad: No horrible photos in this bunch, except maybe for Murphy with a nasty shadow right across his face. I'm not crazy about the glare on Plummer's helmet either.
In 1974, Tom Murphy had one of the best ERA+ figures for a guy with at least 120 IP who finished with a W-L record no better than .500.
Lee Lacy is far and away the leader in most seasons with 3 or 4 triples.
Reggie Cleveland has the 2nd most-recent season with 10 complete games and also 10 games finished.
Another stat from 1974 is this game, Plummer's best on offense where he hit 2 homers off Steve Carlton.
Since 1901, only 11 times has a pitcher qualified for the ERA title with a WHIP of 1.06 or less and not gotten at least 10 wins. Halicki had such a year in 1978, only the 3rd such year since 1917. Curt Schilling makes his second appearance in this post.
Not too often does a guy hit 10 triples but then have as many as 10 caught stealings with as few as 20 stolen bases. Von Joshua did it in 1975.
Hall of Famers: 13
Future managers: 10
(+1 for Plummer)
Fathers and sons of major leaguers: 7
Loyalty counter: 12
Rookies of the Year: 9
Total all-star appearances: 248
Total MVP awards: 10
Total Cy Young awards: 5