Sunday, April 29, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #173 - Chuck Scrivener

  • Chuck Scrivener was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1968. Chuck spent quite a while in the minors, including four years (1972-1975) in AAA.
  • Chuck didn't make it to Detroit until a September call-up in 1975. Schrivener batted .250 (4 for 16) in four games for the Tigers in '75.
  • Scrivener stayed with the Tigers for the entire 1976 season. He started at shortstop for a three week stretch in May/June and at second base for much of August and September. Chuck batted .221 in 80 games.
  • Chuck didn't get much playing time in 1977. He was usually used late in games when Detroit sent up pinch hitters for starting shortstop Tom Veryzer. Scrivener played in 61 games but batted only 80 times during the season.
  • The Tigers had Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell coming up to man the middle infield positions in 1978, so Scrivener and Veryzer both found themselves out of a job. Veryzer was traded and Scrivener went back to AAA Evansville. Chuck batted .262 in 93 games for Evansville in 1978.
  • Chuck was released after the 1978 season and signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. Apparently he decided to retire instead of playing for the Blue Jays organization.
  • 1977 Stats: .083 (6 for 72), 10 runs in 61 games
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  1. One of the first doubles I ever had.

  2. Wow. That's something when a bunt is a player's highlight of the year.