Thursday, July 7, 2011

1976 Hostess #72 - Manny Sanguillen

  • Manny Sanguillen was the Pirates' starting catcher during the early and mid 1970s.
  • Manny was a consistent hitter who usually batted at or near .300
  • Sanguillen's final season as a starting catcher for the Pirates was in 1976
  • Manny's best year was in 1975. He batted .328 and made the NL All Star team -- it was his third season as an All Star
  • Sanguillen was traded to the Oakland A's before the 1977 season for manager Chuck Tanner
  • Manny was traded back to the Pirates before the 1978 season. He was a used as a backup C/1B and as a pinch hitter from 1978-1980
  • Before peak, peak, or after peak? end of peak

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