1976 SSPC #574 – Richie Zisk (Pirates)

1976 SSPC #574 Richie Zisk

Richie Zisk… was an outfielder who played primarily for the Pirates, Rangers and Mariners, as well as a “walk year” stint with the White Sox. He was a two-time all-star, and while he never dominated or lead the league in a major category, he was often one of the better outfielders in the majors. Over his career he hit 207 homers with 792 RBI and a .287 career average.

In 1976, Richie Zisk… was the regular left fielder in his last season with the Pirates. He batted a nicely symmetrical batting line of .289/21/89 and finished in a 4-way tie for 25th in MVP voting… the other three were Lou Brock, Cesar Geronimo and Cesar Cedeno.

Shea-o-meter:   It’s Shea.
Shea: 33
Pretty sure it’s Shea: 6
Can’t tell: 6
Not Shea: 5

Idle musings: Richie Zisk would most certainly be a starting outfielder on a “Starts With Z” team. Hmmm… Ryan Zimmerman, Don Zimmer, Todd Zeile, Gus Zernial, Paul Zuvella, Pat Zachry, Barry Zito… There might be a future post in this. Maybe I can even find a spot for Joe Zdeb.

1976 SSPC #574 Richie Zisk back

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3 thoughts on “1976 SSPC #574 – Richie Zisk (Pirates)

  1. Still my favorite slogan–“Pitch at risk to Richie Zisk.” I think that came about the following year when he was part of the White Sox, Southside hitmen who collectively hit 192 home runs.

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