Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Thursday, May 19, 2011

1976 Kellogg's #25 - Jim Kaat

  • What did he do to deserve a 1976 Kellogg's card?
    • As this card indicates, at the time Jim had the most wins of any active pitcher
    • Kaat had won at least 20 games in each of the last two seasons
    • Finished fourth in AL Cy Young Award balloting in 1975
    • Went 20-14 with a 3.11 ERA in 1975
    • Pitched two scoreless innings in the 1975 All Star Game
  • 1976 Highlights:
    • Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies before the 1976 season
    • Went 12-14 with a 3.48 ERA
    • Won the 15th of his 16 consecutive Gold Glove awards
    • Started game 3 of the League Championship Series and allowed two runs in six-plus innings pitched. Did not figure in the decision.

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