Saturday, May 2, 2009

1976 Topps #59 - Larry Hisle

Larry Hisle was just becoming a star outfielder when this card was made. In 1976 he hit .272 with 14 homers and 96 RBI. The next year he led the AL in RBI with 119 as he batted .302 with 28 homers.
Larry left the Twins as a free agent after the 1977 season and signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. He had a great year in 1978 (.290, 34, 115) but he tore his rotator cuff in 1979. That injury severely limited him and he played sparingly until his retirement in 1982. Larry was a two-time All Star (1977 and 1978) and was 3rd in MVP voting in 1978.
After his playing career Larry served as the Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach from 1992-1995. He is currently employed with the Milwaukee Brewers and holds the title of Manager of Youth Outreach, and is the President of Major League Mentoring, a youth mentoring program in Milwaukee,

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