Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1976 Topps #336 - Vic Albury

  • Vic Albury pitched for the Minnesota Twins from 1973-1976. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1965. Albury didn't pitch in the minors until 1969 because he got called into the military soon after he was drafted.

  • Vic pitched for his hometown Key West club (Class A, Chicago Cubs) in 1969. He moved on to the San Diego Padres organization in 1970 then was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the minor league draft in December 1970.

  • Albury was a reliever in 1971, appearing in 66 games. In 1972 he had surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow and appeared in only 12 games. Vic was mostly a starter for AAA Tacoma in 1973 and was brought up to the Twins in August of 1973. Vic was 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 14 games for the Twins in '73.

  • In 1974 Albury was mostly a starter (29 games - 19 starts) and was 8-9 with a 4.12 ERA. Vic split time between the rotation and the bullpen in 1975. In 32 games (15 starts) he was 6-7 with one save and a 4.53 ERA. He walked 97 batters in 135 innings.

  • The 1976 season was Albury's last season in the majors. He appeared in 23 games (all in relief) and was 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA. Vic pitched for AAA Syracuse (Yankees organization) in 1977 and for AAA Tacoma (Indians organization) in 1979 but didn't get back to the majors.

  • After his playing career Albury did some minor league coaching.

  • Liked to face: Sandy Alomar (.000 in 10 AB); Boog Powell (.000 in 11 AB); Reggie Jackson (.083 in 12 AB)
  • Hated to face: Bert Campaneris (.545 in 11 AB); George Brett (.467 in 15 AB); Cookie Rojas (.462 in 13 AB)

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