Randall played in 460 games for the Minnesota Twins from 1976-1980. A second baseman, he took over as the Twins’ starter at that position in 1976 when Hall of Famer Rod Carew moved to first base. Randall responded to the opportunity by having the best year of his career. He hit .267 that season, scoring 55 runs and driving in 34 more. He also hit his only major league home run. Randall played in over 100 games for Minnesota in both of the next two seasons but saw his action limited to 80 games in 1979. He played in just five major league contests the following year and retired at its conclusion.
Following his playing career, Randall was the head baseball coach at Iowa State University and also at the University of Kansas. Randall mentions Bobby Richardson as one of his favorite players growing up. We featured Richardson way back in 2017!
Randall included this postcard with his completed questionnaire.
Bob Randall – career stats