Dick Williams… is a Hall-Of-Fame manager who managed the Red Sox, A’s, Angels, Expos, Padres and Mariners. Along the way, he got to the World Series with three different teams, winning twice with the A’s. He preceded that by playing 13 years in the Majors, playing at every position except pitcher, catcher and shortstop.
In 1976, Dick Williams… was fired 96 games into the season and replaced with Norm Sherry. He’d land on his feet and manage the Expos in 1977.
Betcha didn’t know… Dick Williams signed to be George Steinbrenner’s first managerial hire after the 1973 season. Williams was under contract with the A’s and it was initially thought that A’s owner Charles Finley would not stand in the way… but he would end up demanding compensation from the Yankees and the deal was voided.
SSPC vs. Topps: No competition here, Topps relegated managers to a small thumbnail picture on the team card.