1980 TOPPS BB CARD
Larry Bowa, one of the top shortstops of all-time, retired with a handful of fielding records. The aggressive, hard-playing Bowa set since broken records for fielding percentage (.991 in 1979) and for fewest errors (nine in 1972) and retired with the best career fielding pct. by a shortstop in major league history (.980) Bowa was selected to five All-Star teams, won Gold Gloves in 1972 and 1978, and his relentless hustling helped his teams win five divisional titles. He collected 2,191 hits in a career that spanned 16 major league seasons and ranks as one of baseball's best base runners... stealing on average better than 3 bases out of every 4 attempts. Bowa stole 20 or more in nine different years, including a career-best 39 in '74, and gathered 318 in his career. Larry Bowa's career: .260 BA, 2247 Games, 8418 at bats, 984 runs, 262 Ds, 99 Ts, 15 HR, 569 Ks, 474 Ws, and a .301 on/base/pct.