Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1976 Topps #556 - Minnesota Twins


  • It seemed like Gene Mauch managed forever.
  • This was Mauch's first season managing the Twins. Owner Calvin Griffith was having trouble staying afloat in the beginning of the free agent era and his ballclubs paid the price.
  • Team record: 85-77, 3rd place, 5 games behind Kansas City
  • Team attendance: 715,394 (12th in AL)
  • Team batting: .274 (1st in AL)
  • Team home runs: 81 (8th in AL)
  • Team stolen bases: 146 (5th in AL)
  • Team ERA: 3.69 (10th in AL)
  • Team fielding: .973 (12th in AL)
  • Batting leader: Rod Carew (.331)
  • HR leader: Dan Ford (20)
  • RBI leader: Larry Hisle (96)
  • Stolen Base leader: Rod Carew (49)
  • Runs leader: Rod Carew (97)
  • Victories leader: Bill Campbell (17)
  • Losses leader: Jim Hughes and Dave Goltz (14)
  • ERA leader (starters): Dave Goltz (3.36)
  • ERA leader (relievers): Tom Burgmeier (2.50)
  • Saves leader: Bill Campbell (20)
  • AL All Stars: Rod Carew (starting 1B); Butch Wynegar (C)
  • Award winners: Bill Campbell (Rolaids Reliever of the Year)
  • League leaders: Bill Campbell (winning percentage - .773; appearances - 78)

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1 comment:

  1. I really liked the 76 Twins (even though I didn't attend a game all year). The expectations were not high for the team but several players stepped up. The most incredible stat: the bullpen had a record of 35 wins and 13 losses. Starting pitching however was a different story.

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