Friday, November 30, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #388 - Terry Harmon

Thursday, November 29, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #387 - New York Yankees / Billy Martin

  • Billy Martin started his major league career in 1950 as a second baseman with the New York Yankees. Martin was a favorite of manager Casey Stengel.
  • In 1953 Billy set a record for a six-game World Series with 12 base hits.
  • Martin played for the Yankees until 1957. Several Yankee players were involved in an altercation at the Copacabana nightclub during a celebration of Billy's 29th birthday. Martin was traded to the Kansas City A's on June 15.
  • Billy was heartbroken over being traded from the Yankees. He played for six teams from 1957-1961.
  • After his playing carer Martin went into coaching. He was the third base coach for the 1965 AL pennant-winning Minnesota Twins.
  • In 1966 Martin lost a $100,000 lawsuit brought by pitcher Jim Brewer. Martin had gotten in a fight with Brewer in 1960.
  • After the 1968 season Billy was hired to manage the Twins.
  •  The Twins won the AL West in 1969, but they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Championship Series and Martin was fired after the season. Billy flattened one of his pitchers (Dick Bosman) after he had gone after pitching coach Art Fowler. Bosman was upset with Fowler after he had reported to Martin that Bosman hadn't run all of his sprints. Teammate Bob Allison was involved as well and sustained some damage while trying to break things up.
  • Billy was hired to manage the Detroit Tigers in 1971. He ran the club for three years and won the AL East title in 1972. Martin resigned as manager during spring training in 1973 but was talked into returning to the team. In September 1973 the Tigers fired Martin. Martin had been suspended for ordering his pitchers to throw spitballs against the Cleveland Indians in response to Gaylord Perry being "allowed" to throw the spitter.
  • A few days after Martin was fired by the Tigers, he was hired to manage the Texas Rangers. Billy finished the 1973 season and then managed the Rangers to a surprising second place finish in the AL West in 1974 and was named AL Manager of the Year.
  • The Rangers fired Martin in July 1975 after he clashed with owner Brad Corbett over personnel decisions. In August Martin was named the named the manager of the Yankees.
  • Martin had several difficulties with people in his managerial career.
  • The Yankees won the AL Pennant in 1976 but were swept by the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series.
  • The 1977 New York Yankees got a lot of ink in the press. They were controversial and they didn't get along well, but they were a great team. The Yankees fought off late season challenges by the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles to win the AL East by 2 1/2 games. The Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals in the AL Championship Series and the LA Dodgers in the World Series to claim their first World Championship since 1962.
Billy and Reggie
  • In 1978 Martin continued to clash with Jackson. He suspended Reggie in July after Jackson had disregarded a bunt sign. Billy quit under pressure in late July but a few days later was hired to manage the club in 1980.
  • The Yankees had a rough year in 1979 and Martin was brought back to manage the team in June. Martin was fired again after the season after he got into an altercation with a marshmallow salesman in a Minnesota bar.
  • The Oakland A's hired Martin to manage the team in 1980. Billy injected new life into the club and the A's finished above .500 in 1980. The A's won the AL East during the 1981 strike season but were knocked out of the playoffs by the Yankees.
  • The A's faltered in 1982 as several pitchers were injured. Billy was fired by the A's after the season. Soon after his firing by the A's, Martin was hired to manage the Yankees again for the 1983 season.
  • During this stint as Yankee manager, Martin was involved in the infamous "Pine Tar Game" when he protested a home run hit by George Brett of the Kansas City Royals. The umpires upheld Martin's protest, which caused a memorable reaction by Brett. Martin was suspended twice during the season for run-ins with umpires. After the 1983 season Martin was transferred to an "adviser" for the Yankees and was replaced as manager by Yogi Berra.
  • In April 1984 Billy spent a few hours in jail for being drunk and disorderly in the front yard of a house. Later that year Martin was acquitted of the charges.
  • Billy became manager of the Yankees again in 1985 after the controversial firing of Yogi Berra. He missed some time while recovering from a punctured lung suffered when he was getting an injection for back spasms. Martin suffered a broken arm during an altercation with pitcher Ed Whitson in a hotel barroom in September. Even with all of these incidents, the Yankees won 97 games and finished second in the AL East.
  • Martin was fired again after the 1985 season. He had demanded a new contract.
  • After broadcasting Yankee games for two years, Martin managed the Yankees again in 1988. Billy didn't make it through the season -- he was fired in June and became a special assistant for George Steinbrenner.
  • Billy was killed in an automobile accident on Christmas Day in 1989.
  • Team Highlights:
    • June 18 - Martin and Reggie Jackson almost come to blows in the dugout during a nationally televised game. Jackson didn't hustle while retrieving a base hit and Martin sent Paul Blair out to replace Reggie in the middle of the inning. Martin came close to losing his job because of the incident and because of feuds with several players, but he survived and finished the season with the club.
    • July 19 - Reggie Jackson is accused by a 13-year-old boy of roughing him up after the All Star Game in New York.
    • Record: 100-62, .617, 1st in AL East, 2 1/2 games ahead of Baltimore and Boston
    • Attendance:  2,103,092 (1st in AL)
    • Team Batting: .281 (2nd in AL)
    • Team HR: 184 (3rd in AL)
    • Team Stolen Bases: 93 (7th in AL)
    • Team ERA: 3.61 (3rd in AL)
    • Team Fielding: .979 (3rd in AL)
    • All Stars: Willie Randolph (starting 2B), Reggie Jackson (starting RF), Thurman Munson (C), Graig Nettles (3B), Sparky Lyle (P)
    • Awards: Sparky Lyle (Cy Young Award), Graig Nettles (Gold Glove - 3B)
    • AL Leaders: Don Gullett (Winning Percentage - .778); Sparky Lyle (games - 72)
    • Batting Leader: Lou Piniella (.330)
    • Home Run Leader: Graig Nettles (37)
    • RBI Leader: Reggie  Jackson (110)
    • Stolen Base Leader: Mickey Rivers (22)
    • Victories Leader: Ed Figueroa / Ron Guidry (16)
    • Losses Leader: Mike Torrez (12)
    • Strikeout Leader: Ron Guidry (176)
    • Saves Leader: Sparky Lyle (26)
    • ERA Leader (starters): Ron Guidry (2.82)
    • ERA Leader (relievers): Sparky Lyle (2.12)
    • Players who could have had Yankees cards in 1977 (batters with over 100 AB, pitchers with over 40 innings) :
      • Cliff Johnson (pictured with the Houston Astros) - .296, 12 HR, 31 RBI in 56 games
      • Paul Blair (pictured with the Baltimore Orioles) - .262, 4 HR, 25 RBI in 82 games
      • Mike Torrez (pictured with the the Oakland A's) - 14-12, 3.82 ERA in 31 starts
      • Ken Clay - 2-3, 4.57 ERA in 21 games (3 starts)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #386 - Manny Mota

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #385 - Dave LaRoche

Monday, November 26, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #384 - Darrel Chaney

  • After starting as shortstop for the Braves in 1976, Darrel Chaney was a part-time 2B and SS in 1977. He missed the first month of the season and also missed a lot of time in August. Chaney was used as a pinch hitter 15 times in 1977, which seems odd considering his stats for the year.
  • 1977 Stats: .201, 3 HR, 15 RBI in 74 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, Cardboard Gods 1978, Cardboard Gods 1975

Sunday, November 25, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #383 - Stan Bahnsen

  • Stan Bahnsen started the 1977 season with the Oakland A's. Stan had a rough start and was traded to the Montreal Expos on May 17 for Mike Jorgensen. Bahnsen was put in the Montreal starting rotation. It would be Stan's final season as a full-time starting pitcher.
  • That's quite the cartoon on the back of the card.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Oakland A's: 1-2, 1 save, 6.14 ERA in 11 games (2 starts)
    • Montreal Expos: 8-9, 4.81 ERA in 22 starts
    • Total - 9-11, 5.00 ERA in 34 games (24 starts)
  • 1977  Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982

Saturday, November 24, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #382 - Charlie Moore

Friday, November 23, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #381 - Bob Forsch

Thursday, November 22, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #380 - Lee May

  • This was Lee May’s last season as a starting first baseman. Rookie Eddie Murray was the DH for most of 1977. May and Murray traded positions in 1978.
  • 1977 Stats: .253, 27 HR, 99 RBI
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1983

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #379 - Larry Cox

  • Larry Cox was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1966. Larry originally was a pitcher but swithced to catching in 1969. 
  • He played in the minors from 1966-1973 and finally got to play for the Phillies for a short time in April 1973. Larry appeared in one game without an at bat in '73.
  • Cox played with the Phillies for a short time in 1974 (.170 in 30 games) and in 1975 (.200 in 7 games).
  • Larry was traded to the Minnesota Twins after the 1975 season for Sergio Ferrer.
  • After spending all of the 1976 season with AAA Tacoma, Larry Cox was purchased by the expansion Seattle Mariners. Cox played in 35 games for the Mariners and batted .247 with 2 home runs.
  • After the 1977 season Larry was traded to the Chicago Cubs for a minor leaguer. In 1978 Cox played in 59 games as a backup to starting catcher Dave Rader. Larry batted .281 with 2 HR and 18 RBI.
  • Cox was traded back to the Mariners during spring training in 1979 for Punch Delgado. Larry played in 100 games in 1979 (.215, 4 HR, 36 RBI) and in 105 games in 1980 (.202, 4 HR, 20 RBI). He was a defensive replacement in many of those games.
  • After the 1980 season Larry was traded to the Texas Rangers in an 11-player deal that enabled the Mariners to get Richie Zisk and the Rangers to get Rick Honeycutt.
  • Larry played in only five games for the Rangers in 1981 (3 for 13, .231) and was released on August 18.
  • Cox signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1982. He played in only four games for the Cubs and was hitless in four at bats. He played in 13 games for AA Midland (he was a coach for most of the season) and then retired.
  • After his playing career, Larry managed in the Cubs minor league system from 1983-1988. He managed their AAA Iowa club from 1985 until the latter part of the 1988 season. Cox then became the Cubs bullpen coach, a position he held until his death in 1990.
  • Larry Cox died of a heart attack while playing raquetball on 17 February 1990 at the age of 42.
  • 1977 Stats: .247, 2 HR, 6 RBI in 35 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1979, 1980, Cardboard Gods

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #378 - Jim Umbarger

  • Jim Umbarger actually pitched for the Oakland A's in 1977. He was traded (with Rodney Scott and cash) to the A's for Claudell Washington during spring training. Jim started the season with Oakland and appeared in nine games but was sent down to San Jose (Pacific Coast League) in late May. Jim was bothered by a sore elbow. Umbarger was brought back up in August and pitched in three more games for the A's
  • The Rangers bought Umbarger back from the A's on August 25 for $200,000. Oakland owner Charlie Finley said he, "hated to do it, but he had to meet payroll."
  •  If Topps were doing a traded set that year, they probably would have made a card of Jim with Oakland, but it still would have been out of date by the end of the season.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • San Jose (AAA) - 3-5, 7.71 ERA in 13 games (10 starts)
    • Oakland A's - 1-5, 6.55 ERA in 12 games (8 starts)
    • Texas Rangers - 1-1, 5.54 ERA in 3 games (2 starts)
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1976, 1979

Monday, November 19, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #377 - Dave McKay

  • The Toronto Blue Jays chose Dave McKay from the Minnesota Twins in the 1976 expansion draft. Dave was a utility player for the Blue Jays in 1977 before stepping into the starting 2B role in 1978.
  • McKay missed about a month of the season from late June to early August. He played in only one game (July 14) during that time.
  • 1977 Stats: .197, 3 HR, 22 RBI in 95 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1976, 1979, 1983

Sunday, November 18, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #376 - Nino Espinosa

  • Nino Espinosa was signed at the age of 17 by the New York Mets from the Dominican Republic in 1970. Nino played in the minors from 1970-1974 before getting a September call-up in 1974. He was 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA in 2 games (1 start)
  • Espinosa started the 1975 season in AAA Tidewater. He pitched for the Mets for a short time in July and was 0-1 with an ERA of 18.00 in two games.
  • Nino spent the first three months of the 1976 season in Tidewater. He was called up in July and was used as a swingman for the rest of the year. Espinosa went 4-4  with a 3.67 ERA in 12 games (5 starts).
  • In 1977 Espinosa was given a chance to be a regular member of the Mets rotation. He pitched pretty well for an awful Mets team, going 10-13 with a 3.42 ERA in 29 starts.
  • Nino didn't do as well in 1978. His ERA went up to 4.73 and he was 11-15 in 32 starts. Espinosa led the NL in earned runs allowed with 107.
  • During spring training in 1979 Espinosa was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Richie Hebner and Jose Moreno. The Phillies had signed Pete Rose as a free agent, which made Hebner expendable. Nino had his best year in 1979, going 14-12 with a 3.65 ERA in 33 starts.
  • Espinosa started the 1980 season on the disabled list due to arm problems. He was ready to pitch in June and was assigned to the Class A Spartanburg Traders. In July Espinosa came back to the Phillies and went 3-5 with a 3.77 ERA in 12 starts. Nino was left off of the postseason roster in a controversial move in favor of rookie Marty Bystrom.
  • Nino struggled with arm problems again in 1981. Espinosa was 2-5 with a 6.11 ERA in 14 starts when he was released on August 31. Nino was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays and allowed one run in one inning pitched in his only appearance with the Blue Jays. It would be his last major league appearance.
  • The Blue Jays cut Espinosa during spring training in 1982, and he spent the season pitching in the Mexican League. Nino signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1983, but the Pirates released him during spring training.
  • In 1987, at the age of 34, Nino Espinosa died of a heart attack on Christmas Eve.
  • 1977 Stats: 10-13, 3.42 ERA in 32 games (29 starts)
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1979, 1980, Cardboard Gods

Saturday, November 17, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #375 - Larry Hisle

Friday, November 16, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #374 - Kent Tekulve

  • Kent Tekulve was the setup man for closer Goose Gossage in 1977. It wasn't Kent's preferred role. After Gossage left via free agency Tekulve became the closer in 1978.
  • Kent's SABR biography
  • 1977 Stats: 10-1, 7 saves, 3.06 ERA in 72 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • Aug 14 - Earned the save in Pittsburgh's 6-3 victory over the New York Mets. It was the Pirates' 20th home win in 21 games.
    • Sept 18 - Allowed one run in four innings and earned his 10th win as the Pirates beat the Montreal Expos 7-5 in 11 innings.
  • Other card blogs: 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988

Thursday, November 15, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #373 - Bert Campaneris

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #372 - Rich Folkers

  • Rich Folkers was at the end of his career in 1977. Rich was waived by the San Diego Padres during spring training. Folkers was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers and assigned to AAA Spokane.
  • Rich came up for a couple of weeks in May and June and appeared in three games. Those were the last appearances of his major league career.
  • After the 1977 season Folkers was traded to the Detroit Tigers (with Jim Slaton) for Ben Oglivie. The Tigers cut Rich during spring training in 1978 and that was it for his professional pitching career.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Spokane (AAA) - 5-7, 7 saves, 4.55 ERA in 46 games (4 starts)
    • Milwaukee Brewers - 0-1, 4.26 ERA in 3 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • Aug 5 - Was credited with a save after getting the last four outs of a 15-7 Spokane victory over Tacoma. At the time he entered the game Spokane was leading 11-7. The bases must have been loaded when Rich came in.
  • Other card blogs: 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #371 - Kansas City Royals / Whitey Herzog

  • Gotta love the discolored printing on the front of the card.
  • Whitey Herzog was signed by the New York Yankees in 1949. He never made the team, but he learned a lot from manager Casey Stengel during several spring training seasons.
  • Herzog played in the Yankees system from 1949-1955 (except for 1953-1954 due to military service). He moved on to the Washington Senators in 1956 and played for them from 1956-1958.
  • Whitey spent three seasons (1958-1960) with the Kansas City A's, two seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (1961-1962), and one year with the Detroit Tigers (1963). He played outfield and first base and had a lifetime .257 batting average in eight seasons.
  • Whitey worked for the A's as a scout in 1964 and as a coach in 1965.
  • From 1966-1972 Herzog worked for the New York Mets as a coach in 1966 and as a special scout and director of player development from 1967-1972. When Mets' manager Gil Hodges died of a heart attack before the 1972 season Herzog was passed over to  manage the club in favor of Yogi Berra.
  • In 1973 Whitey was hired to manage the Texas Rangers. The Rangers had lost 100 games in 1972. He didn't get through the season as the Rangers continued to perform poorly. Herzog was let go as manager on September 7 when Billy Martin became available to manage the team.
  • Whitey managed the California Angels on an interim basis for four games in 1974 after Bobby Winkles was fired. Dick Williams eventually was hired to manage the team.
  • In July 1975 Whitey was hired to manage the Kansas City Royals. The Royals fired Jack McKeon because of an inability to relate to the players.
  • The Royals were 41-25 (.621) during the remainder of the 1975 season but they couldn't catch the Oakland A's and finished second in the AL West.
  • Herzog managed the Royals to three straight AL West titles from 1976-1978 but they lost to the New  York Yankees in the AL Championship Series in all three of those seasons.
  • The Royals finished second in the AL West in 1979 and after the season Herzog was fired.
  • Whitey was hired to manage the St. Louis Cardinals in June of 1980. He moved up to the General Manager's post in August and then after the 1980 season Whitey assumed the dual duties of General Manager and field manager.
  • The Cardinals were successful during Herzog's tenure. They went to the World Series three times (1982, 1985, 1987) and they won the world championship in 1982.
  • Whitey resigned as the Cardinals manager in July 1990 after he was "embarrassed" by the team's performance.
  • Herzog worked for the California Angels in various positions (including General Manager from 1993-1994) after his tenure with the Cardinals.
  • Herzog was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • Team Highlights:

    • Record: 102-60, 1st in AL West, 8 games ahead of Texas
    • Attendance:  1,852,603 (3rd in AL)
    • Team Batting: .277 (5th in AL)
    • Team HR: 146 (6th in AL)
    • Team Stolen Bases: 170 (2nd in AL)
    • Team ERA: 3.52 (1st in AL)
    • Team Fielding: .978 (4th in AL)
    • All Stars: George Brett (starting 3B)
    • Awards: Frank White (Gold Glove 2B); Al Cowens (Gold Glove OF)
    • AL Leaders: Hal McRae (doubles - 54, hit by pitch - 13); Freddie Patek (stolen bases - 53); Dennis Leonard (victories - 20); Jim Colborn (hit by pitch - 13)
    • Batting Leader: George  Brett / Al Cowens (.312)
    • Home Run Leader: Al Cowens / John Mayberry (23)
    • RBI Leader: Al Cowens (112)
    • Stolen Base Leader: Freddie Patek (53)
    • Victories Leader: Dennis Leonard (20)
    • Losses Leader: Jim Colborn (14)
    • Strikeout Leader: Dennis Leonard (244)
    • Saves Leader: Doug Bird (14)
    • ERA Leader (starters): Dennis Leonard (3.14)
    • ERA Leader (relievers): Steve Mingori (3.09)
    • Players who could have had Royals cards in 1977 (batters with over 100 AB, pitchers with over 40 innings) :
      • Pete LaCock (UT) - .303, 3 HR, 29 RBI in 88 games
      • Joe Zdeb (OF) - .297, 2 HR, 23 RBI in 105 games
      • Jim Colborn (P) - pictured with Milwaukee Brewers

Monday, November 12, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #370 - John Montefusco

Sunday, November 11, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #369 - Terry Humphrey

  • Terry Humphrey was the starting catcher for the Angels in 1977. It was the only season in his 9-year career in which Terry would play in over 71 games. In 1978 Brian Downing became the starting catcher.
  • 1977 Stats: .227, 2 HR, 34 RBI in 123 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979

Saturday, November 10, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #368 - Mike Jorgensen

  • Mike Jorgensen didn't get much playing time for the Expos in the beginning of the season. The Expos had acquired Tony Perez to play first base, which made Mike the odd man out. On May 22 he was traded to the Oakland A's for pitcher Stan Bahnsen. Mike played all three outfield positions and some first base for the A's for the remainder of the 1977 season.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Montreal Expos: .200 (4 for 20) in 19 games
    • Oakland A's: .246, 8 HR, 32 RBI in 66 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986

Friday, November 9, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #367 - Dave Hamilton

  • Dave Hamilton was a left-handed set-up man and occasional closer for the Chicago White Sox in 1977. Hamilton was second on the club with nine saves (Lerrin LaGrow led the team with 25).
  • After the 1977 season Hamilton was sent to the St. Louis Cardinals as a player to be named later in a deal for Clay Carroll and Don Kessinger.
  • 1977 Stats: 4-5, 9 saves, 3.61 ERA in 55 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980

Thursday, November 8, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #366 - Ted Sizemore

  • On December 20, 1976 Ted  Sizemore was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Johnny Oates and a minor leaguer. Ted was the starting 2B for the Phillies in '77.
  • 1977 Stats
    • Regular season: .281, 4 HR, 47 RBI in 152 games
    • NL Championship Series: .231 (3 for 13) in 4 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1976 Hostess, 1978, 1979, 1980

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #365 - Mike Torrez

  • Mike Torrez started the 1977 season with the Oakland A's. The team wasn't going to contend so on April 27 Mike was traded to the New York Yankees for Dock Ellis, Larry Murray, and Marty Perez. Torrez was a good pickup for the Yankees as he won 14 games during the regular season and two more in the World Series.
  • Torrez left the Yankees as a free agent after the 1977 season and signed with the Boston Red Sox.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Oakland A's - 3-1, 4.44 ERA in 4 starts
    • New York Yankees - 14-12, 3.82 ERA in 31 starts
    • AL Championship Series - 0-1, 4.09 ERA in 2 games (1 start)
    • World Series - 2-0, 2.50 ERA in 2 starts
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #364 - Vic Correll

  • Vic Correll started 46 games as the backup to starting catcher Biff Pocoroba. This was Vic's last year as a member of the Atlanta Braves. Correll was released during spring training in 1978. Vic caught on with the Cincinnati Reds and played for them from 1978-1980.
  • 1977 Stats: .208, 7 HR, 16 RBI in 54 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
  • Other card blogs: 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, Cardboard Gods