Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, June 25, 2009

1985 Topps Giants Part 1

The 1985 Giants were the most wretched club in team history. They were 62-100 and last in the NL West. I remember watching them when they were on Cubs and Braves broadcasts. There weren't a whole lot of people in the stands, they were usually bundled up, and about all that could be heard was the sound of fans playing "charge" on their kazoos.

Record: 62-100 .383 (6th in NL West -33 games behind)
Team Batting: .233 (12th out of 12 teams)
Team Pitching: 3.62 ERA (6th out of 12 teams)
Team Fielding: .976 (9th out of 12 teams)
NL All Stars: Scott Garrelts
Attendance: 818,697 (11th out of 12 teams)

Danny Ozark (#365) didn't manage the 1985 team. He was the interim manager after Frank Robinson was fired on August 5, 1984.

Jim Davenport (#27T) finally got his shot to manage in 1985 after many years as a player and coach for the Giants. The Giants had a 56-88 record when Jim was dismissed and replaced by Roger Craig with 18 games left in the season.

Bob Brenly (#215) was the starting catcher. He batted .220 in 440 at bats but led the team in home runs (!) with 19.

Steve Nicosia (#103) didn't play for the Giants in 1985. He became a free agent after the 1984 season and signed with the Montreal Expos.

Alex Trevino (#123T) was the backup catcher in 1985. He batted .217 in 157 at bats. Alex was traded to the Dodgers after the season for Candy Maldonado.

John Rabb (#696) didn't play for the Giants in 1985. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Alex Trevino on April 17.

Matt Nokes also caught a few September games for the Giants. He batted .208 with 2 home runs in 19 games. He was traded to the Detroit Tigers after the season.

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