Friday, September 16, 2011

1976 Hostess #12 - Rick Manning

  • After posting decent numbers in the minors from 1972-1974, Rick Manning earned a promotion to the  majors at the age of 20 in 1975 after a good start in AAA Oklahoma City.
  • Rick's best two seasons were in 1975 and in 1976
  • In 1976 Manning won a Gold Glove award and batted .292 in 138 games
  • Rick broke up a no-hit bid by the Rangers' Steve Hargan on August 15 by doubling in the 7th inning.
  • Before peak, peak, or after peak? peak

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