Saturday, November 12, 2011

1977 Topps #6 - 1976 Strikeout Leaders

  • Two legendary strikeout pitchers grace the front of this card
  • This was Nolan Ryan's fourth strikeout title. He had nine AL strikeout titles and two NL titles. Ryan struck out over 300 batters six times.
  • Tom Seaver never struck out over 300 batters, but he put up some impressive strikeout numbers during his career. 
    • 1976 was the last of nine straight years in which Seaver struck out over 200 batters.
    • This was Seaver's fifth (and final) NL strikeout title.
  • Tom Seaver was one of my favorite players when I was growing up. I had posters of Seaver, Pete Rose, and Rod Carew in my room for a few years. The Seaver poster was one of those Sports Illustrated posters like the one pictured below. 

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