Friday, November 11, 2011

1977 Topps #5 - 1976 Victory Leaders

  • There were only three 20-game winners in the American League in 1976. 
    • This was the fewest since 1967, when three pitchers won 20 or more.
  • Jim Palmer led the AL in wins three straight years (1974-1976). He won 20 or more games eight times in his career.
  • Randy Jones' 22 wins were remarkable considering that he pitched for a team that went 73-89 and finished 5th in the NL West. The Padres finished 11th in runs scored that season
    • Unfortunately after two great seasons (1975 and 1976), Jones hurt his arm in 1977 and was never as dominant again.


  1. Glad I found this blog. I am mere hours away from completing my 1977 set. I ordered the last 7 cards I needed off COMC and they are being delivered today.

  2. congratulations on completing the set! :)