I don’t often do holiday-themed posts, but it just so happens that I have several 1976 Kellogg’s cards and 1976 Hostess cards I’ve been wanting to share, and both have that Bicentennial red, white and blue thing going for it, so I figured “What the heck”.
Lee May had 354 homers and 1244 RBI over his 18 year career… In 1976 he lead the league with 109 RBI.
Tom Grive was the 6th overall pick in the 1966 draft, but never established himself as a regular at any position. In 1976 he played in 149 games, 96 as a DH. He’s the father of former Major Leaguers Ben & Tim Grieve.
Eric Soderholm was the Twins starting third baseman in 1974 and 1975, but he missed all of 1976 with a knee injury. He was the comeback player of the year in 1977, but that was after he’d joined the White Sox as a free agent.
Marty Perez split the season between the Braves and Giants, playing mostly at 2nd base. He played for five teams over his career, including a 1-game stint with the Yankees at the beginning of 1977.
Rick Wise had a 19 win season in 1975 and a 19 loss season in 1978 (with the Indians). In 1971, while with the Phillies, he hit two homers in the same game that he was no-hitting the Reds.
Graig Nettles lead the league with 32 homers in 1976, but it was the only year from 1975 to 1980 where Nettles was not an All-Star. More notably, he’s a Yankee that this Mets fan doesn’t hate. (Don’t tell anybody).