Tuesday, April 28, 2015
1979 Topps - Mike Hargrove.
Getting back to the theme of the late 1970's Rangers roster upheaval. Today it's Mike Hargrove on card 591 of the 1979 Topps set. This is actually one of my favorite cards of Mike Hargrove, seems like his intensity is really evident here.
Hargrove was the first Rookie of the Year winner for the Rangers back in 1974. Following the 1978 season, he was one more player being shipped out in the merry-go-round of trades.
On October 25, 1978 the Rangers sent Hargrove, Kurt Bevacqua, and Bill Fahey to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Oscar Gamble, Dave Roberts, and $300,000. The Padres sent Mike to Cleveland in June of 1979. He would stay there until he retired following the 1985 season.