Saturday, September 26, 2009

1976 Topps #218 - John Knox

  • John Knox didn't play for the Tigers in 1976. In fact, his major league career was over at this point. He played in four seasons (1972-1975) for the Detroit Tigers.

  • Knox was drafted by the Tigers in 1970 and progressed through the farm system. He didn't have a season below .270 during his time in the Tiger system. John made his major league debut in August 1972 and had one hit in 13 at bats in the 1972 season.

  • Knox spent most of 1973 at AAA Toledo. He came up to the Tigers at the end of the season and batted. 281 in 32 at bats. John spent the entire 1974 and 1975 seasons with the Tigers. In 1974 he batted .307 in 88 at bats. In 1975 he batted .267 in 86 at bats.

  • Knox was sent to AAA Evansville at the beginning of the 1976 season. After three games in Evansville he was sold to the Cincinnati Reds, who sent him to AAA Indianapolis. After batting only .213 in 96 games, John called it quits.

  • John was the first Bowling Green State University baseball letterman to make the major leagues. He is in the BGSU Hall of Fame.

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