1975 Topps Gum Card
A play hard outfielder, Charlie Spikes had very productive seasons with the Cleveland Indians starting in his rookie season of 1973, when he powered 23 homers and drove in 73 runs. His sophomore year, 1974, he hit .271 with 23 doubles and 22 long balls, and a career best 80 RBI. On September 8 1974 his ninth inning homer ended a streak of 54 consecutive scoreless innings by Baltimore’s pitching staff. Plagued by injuries thereafter, Charlie Spikes’ hitting tailed off and he was traded.