Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Friday, July 10, 2009

1975 Topps Giants Part 4

John Morris did not pitch for the Giants in 1975. He pitched in his final major league game on October 2, 1974. He didn't make the club in 1975 and was released on March 31.

Ed Halicki was 9-13 with a 3.49 ERA . He pitched a no-hitter against the New York Mets on August 24.

Charlie Williams was 5-3 with a 3.49 ERA in 55 games (2 starts). He was used mostly as a middle reliever and set-up man. The photographer must have liked that spot for taking pictures--the left field bleachers at Phoenix Municipal Stadium are in the background on quite a few '75 cards.

John D'Acquisto (how is that pronounced?) was 2-4 with a 10.29 ERA in 10 games (6 starts).

Mike Caldwell was 7-13 with a 4.79 ERA in 38 games (21 starts).

Ron Bryant didn't pitch for the Giants in 1975. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on May 9 for Larry Herndon and a minor leaguer. Ron was released by the Cardinals on July 31.

Tom Bradley was 2-3 with a 6.21 ERA in 13 games (6 starts). He spent part of the season in AAA Phoenix. His last major league game was on September 15, 1975. Tom didn't make the club in 1976 and was selected off of waivers by Oakland, but he spent the whole year in AAA and didn't make it back to the big leagues.

Randy Moffitt was 4-5 with a 3.89 ERA and 11 saves in 55 games in 1975. He led the team in games finished and saves.

Jim Barr was 13-14 with an ERA of 3.06 in 33 starts for the Giants in 1975.
Others who pitched for the Giants but didn't get cards in 1975:
  • John Montefusco (15-9, 2.88 ERA, 215 strikeouts, Rookie of the Year, 4th in Cy Young balloting)
  • Pete Falcone (12-11, 4.17 ERA, 32 starts in his rookie season, traded after the season for Ken Reitz)
  • Dave Heaverlo (3-1, 2.39 ERA in 42 games---rookie season)
  • Greg Minton (1-1, 6.88 ERA as a September call-up)
  • Rob Dressler (1-0, 1.10 ERA in 3 games as a September call-up)
  • Tommy Toms (0-1, 6.10 ERA in 7 games -- he spent most of the season in AAA Phoenix)

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