Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Thursday, June 24, 2010

1976 Topps #474 - Ray Corbin


  • Ray Corbin pitched for the Minnesota Twins from 1971 to 1975. He pitched in his last major league game on July 28, 1975. Corbin was signed by the Twins in 1967. Ray pitched in the minors from 1967-1970 and was deemed ready after going 11-14 with a 2.86 ERA for AA Charlotte in 1970.
  • Ray was a long reliever and spot starter for the Twins in 1971. He pitched in 52 games, 11 of them starts, and finished with an 8-11 record with three saves and a 4.12 ERA.
  • Corbin had a similar role for the remainder of his career. He started a career-high 19 games in 1972 and relieved 12 times. Ray was 8-9 with a 2.62 ERA in '72. In 1973 Corbin appeared in 51 games (7 starts) and was 8-5 with 14 saves and had a 3.03 ERA.
  • Corbin's ERA jumped into the 5's in his last two seasons. Ray was 7-6 with a 5.29 ERA in 29 games (15 starts) in 1974 and was 5-7 with a 5.12 ERA in 18 games (11 starts) in 1975. Corbin was injured and didn't pitch after July 28. In 1976 Ray started two games for AA Orlando and was 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA. The Twins released Corbin on May 3 and he retired at the age of 27.

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