1976 SSPC #264 – Toby Harrah (Rangers)

1976 SSPC #264 Toby Harrah

Toby Harrah… was an infielder who played short, third and second during his 17 years in the Majors with the Rangers, Senators, Indians and Yankees.  His level of fame may suffer from the fact that he was very good at many things – good speed, good range, strong arm, decent power, good eye while at bat – but did not stand out in any particular statistical category.  He was a four-time all-star and is in the Rangers’ all-time Top 10 in games, at-bats, runs, hits, RBI, stolen bases and walks. He was named to the Rangers’ HOF.

In 1976, Toby… was named to the All-Star team as a shortstop and finished 2nd in the league in walks.  He would lead the AL in the same category in 1977.

Betcha didn’t know:  Toby was the last player from the 1961-1971 Senators to play in the Majors.

Shea-o-meter: Many of the photos in 1976 SSPC were taken in Shea Stadium; Every team came through Shea because the Yankees were temporarily playing in Shea while Yankee Stadium was being renovated. “Can two Major League teams share a ballpark without driving each other crazy?”

No question – that’s the Shea scoreboard.
Shea: 51
Pretty sure it’s Shea: 8
Can’t tell: 12
Not Shea: 7

1970’s Census
We’re going to keep track of all the instances of 1970’s facial hair and other 1970’s trends… Sideburns, afros, mustaches, Aviator glasses…

Toby’s got sideburns and a mustache.
Total Cards: 78
1970’s Sideburns: 39
Fu Manchu: 4
Mustache other than Fu Manchu: 25
Afro: 1
Perm: 2
Aviators: 6
Long Hair: 17

1976 SSPC #264 Toby Harrah back


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