Friday, May 13, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1973 CHUCK MANUEL

Up next is a “missing” 1973 card for future top-notch manager Chuck Manuel, who suited up in his last season for the Minnesota Twins in 1972:


Manuel appeared in 63 games for the Twins, batting .205 with 25 hits over 122 at-bats while playing the outfield.
After spending the entire 1973 season in the Minors, he’d find his way back onto a Major League field in 1974 and 1975 as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he’d see a tiny bit of action before moving to Japan where he would have some monster years between 1976 and 1981.
He would top 40 homers in both 1977 while with the Yakult club and 1980 playing for Kintetsu, hitting 42 and 48 respectively.
After coaching for years he became manager of the Cleveland Indians in 2000 and led them to two consecutive 90+win seasons, before being let go halfway through the 2002 season.
He them moved on to the Philadelphia Phillies organization where he would manage for the next nine years, leading the team to two pennants and a World Championship in 2008.
He would end up with exactly 1000 managerial wins in 12 seasons at the helm of a Major League club.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and very informative. I did not know any of that stuff about Charlie.

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  2. Another fine creation. I really like your Missing in Action Series. Bill Sudakis the other day was Outstanding....!!!

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