Sunday, January 24, 2010

1976 Topps #333 - Bob Coluccio

  • Bob Coluccio was drafted by the Seattle Pilots in 1969 and started playing minor league ball when he was 17 years old. He played in the Seattle/Milwaukee system from 1969-1972.
  • In 1973 Bob made the Brewer ballclub, beating out Gorman Thomas for a regular outfield job. He played all three outfield positions and spent most of his time in right field. In 124 games Coluccio batted .224 with 15 HR and 58 RBI. He was the Brewers main center fielder in 1974. Bob batted .223 with six HR and 31 RBI in 138 games in '74.
  • In 1975 Coluccio started with the Brewers. On May 8 he was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Bill Sharp. Combined for the two teams Bob batted .202 with 5 HR and 18 RBI in 83 games.
  • Bob spent the 1976 season with AAA Iowa. He also spent most of 1977 in Iowa. The White Sox brought Coluccio up in September 1977 and he batted .270 in 37 at bats.
  • Coluccio was released during spring training in 1978. He was signed by the Houston Astros and was assigned to AAA Charleston. On June 8 Bob was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Frank Riccelli. He split time between AAA and the Cardinals. In his two stints with the Cardinals Bob was 0 for 3 in five games. The Cardinals released Coluccio on October 2, 1978. Coluccio was asked to manage the family's affairs after his father passed away, so he retired.


  1. He looks a lot like his 1974 card now, except with no hair.

  2. Yeah--the hair, stache, and glasses really scream "70s"

  3. One look at this card gets the "WKRP in Cincinnati" theme stuck in my head.