Thursday, September 12, 2013

1971 Topps #532: Bill Rigney

Bill Rigney began managing the Twins at the start of the 1970 season, leading the team to the ALCS against the eventual World Series champion Orioles--a team that was in the middle of a three year stretch of World Series appearances.  Rigney's Twins finished below .500 the following year in 1971.  The Twins were playing above .500 when Rigney was replaced after 70 games into the 1972 season.  He would manage again one more time in 1976 for the Giants team, where his managerial career began during their last year in New York at the age of 38 in 1956.  Prior to becoming a Major League manager, Rigney was an All-Star player for the Giants organization during the '40s and '50s.  He lost three years in baseball due to military service during WWII between 1943-1945. 

BV: $4.00
Cost: $1.50
Condition: VG-EX 4.0
Completion: 731 of 752

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