Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1976 Topps #172 - Texas Rangers

  • The Texas Rangers were 76-86 (4th in AL West, 14 games behind Kansas City) in 1976.
  • The Rangers had one Gold Glove winner (catcher Jim Sundberg) and one AL All Star (starting shortstop Toby Harrah)
  • Frank Lucchesi managed the Texas Rangers from the 2nd part of the 1975 season through the first part of the 1977 season and had a 142-149 record. The Randers were 31-31 when Frank was dismissed. He was fired in part due to problems with Lenny Randle, who he had benched. Randle punched Lucchesi several times. Here is a 1977 Sports Illustrated article about the incident.
  • Here is a 2007 article about Frank.

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