Monday, March 23, 2009

1976 Topps #13 - Johnny Wockenfuss

Johnny Wockenfuss was still at the "bounce between AAA and the bigs" stage of his career at this time. Johnny spent eight years in the minors before finally sticking with the Tigers for good in 1976. He was a versatille player who could catch, play first and third, and the outfield. His best years were 1979 and 1980, when he provided some good pop off of the Tiger bench.
After his playing career ended in 1985 he managed in the minors for several years in the 80s and 90s.


  1. Ssufnekcow! This was one of the greatest names Haray Caray pronounced (or tried to) backwards.

  2. I lived in Evansville, Indiana - home of the Tigers AAA team, the Triplets - during the 70s so got to see a lot of players work their way up.

    In '78 (I think) the Triplets won the AAA title, foreshadowing the Tigers Series win in 1984.