Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Sunday, November 7, 2010

1976 Topps #608 - Vic Correll



  • Vic Correll was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1967. Correll played in the Cleveland system from 1967-1970 and was released by the Indians at the end of spring training in 1971. Vic signed with the Chicago White Sox and played in the Chicago minor league system in 1971. Correll was then taken by the Boston Red Sox in the minor league draft.
  • Correll played in AAA Louisville in 1972. Vic played in one game for the Red Sox at the end of the 1972 season and went 2 for 4 in the game.
  • Vic was in the minors in 1973 and then was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Chuck Goggin before the 1974 season. Correll batted .238 in 73 games for the Braves in 1974.
  • Correll was the starting catcher for much of the 1975 season before being replaced  by rookie Biff Pocoroba. Correll batted .215 with 11 home runs in 103 games in 1975. 
  • Vic shared time behind the plate with Pocoroba and Earl Williams in 1976. Correll batted .225 in 69 games in 1976.
  • Correll backed up Pocoroba in 1977 and batted .208 in 54 games. Vic was released during spring training in 1978. Correll signed with the Cincinnati Reds and split time between the Reds and AAA Indianapolis. Vic batted .238 in 52 games for the Reds in 1978.
  • In 1979 Correll batted .233 in 48 games.
  •  Vic didn't play  much in 1980 due to an Achilles' tendon tear suffered during spring training. Correll went 8  for 19 (.421 ) in ten late season games and was released after the season.

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