Sunday, August 7, 2011

1976 Hostess #81 - Graig Nettles

  • The Yankees really fleeced the Cleveland Indians in the Graig Nettles trade after the 1972 season
  • Nettles was glad to be traded to New York since he wasn't on speaking terms with Cleveland manager Ken Aspromonte
  • This card represents a nice five-year run for Nettles (he made the AL All Star team in 1975), but the best was yet to come
  • Graig led the AL with 32 home runs in 1976.
  • Oddly enough, 1976 was the only year Graig wasn't an AL All Star from 1975-1980
  • before peak, peak, or after peak? peak

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