Floyd Rayford

1985 Topps

Rayford spent seven years in the majors, playing for the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals between 1980-1987. He played in eight games for Baltimore in 1980, then returned to the minors for the 1981 season. He was back with the big club the following year and stuck around in the big leagues for the next six seasons. Baltimore traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1983, but then purchased him back before the 1984 season. Rayford enjoyed a career year in 1985, when he hit .306 with 18 home runs in 105 games. However, his average dropped to .176 in 1986 and a year later his time in the majors was over. In 390 games Rayford hit .244 with 38 home runs.

Rayford is the man Cal Ripken replaced in the Orioles’ lineup when he started his record 2,632 consecutive games played streak on May 30, 1982.

Floyd Rayford – career stats

1986 Topps

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