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Happy Reds birthday, Champ Summers!

Summers

June 15, 1946

Champ Summers hit 21 home runs in 1979, splitting time between the Reds and Tigers, and followed that with a 17-home run campaign for Detroit in 1980. Besides those two years, Summers never hit as many as five home runs in any other season.

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R.I.P. Champ Summers

(June 15, 1946 – October 11, 2012)

1978 Topps

Champ Summers played from 1974 to 1984 for the Oakland A’s, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. His best years were 1979 and 1980 when he hit 21 and 17 home runs and batted near .300 both seasons.

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