Sunday, September 29, 2013

1981 Donruss, John Goryl

#527 John Goryl

Here is the John Goryl autograph that I was able to get through the mail. I sent this card to John at the end of November and I had it back about eight days later.

John only got one chance to manage in the Major Leagues and it wasn't much of one. He was promoted to manage the Twins at the end of the 1980 season. He took the helm with only 36 games left and he lead the club to a 23-13 record down the stretch. He was brought back to manage the '81 club, but was fired 37 games into the season when the team started off 11-25.

That was the end of John's tenure as a Major League manager. He managed 73 games over parts of two seasons and went 34-38.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 160/100

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