Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, July 30, 2009

1984 Topps Giants - Part 4

Mike Krukow led the team in victories with 11. He was 11-12 with a 4.56 ERA in 33 starts.

Renie Martin was 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 12 games. Martin spent quite a bit of the season with the Phoenix Giants. He was traded to the Phillies with Al Oliver for Kelly Downs and George Riley on August 30.

Fred Breining didn't pitch for the Giants in 1984. He was traded to the Montreal Expos for Al Oliver before the season.

Mark Davis was 5-17 (0uch!) with a 5.36 ERA. He appeared in 46 games and started 27 of those games.

Jim Barr didn't pitch for the Giants in 1984. He was released during spring training.

Greg Minton was the closer for the Giants in 1984. He saved 19 games and was 4-9 with a 3.76 ERA in 74 appearances.

Gary Lavelle was a setup man and did some closing for the Giants in 1984. He had 12 saves and was 5-4 with a 2.76 ERA in 77 appearances.

Bill Laskey was 9-14 with a 4.33 ERA in 34 starts in 1984.

Atlee Hammaker was 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in six starts. He didn't start a game until June 26, made five starts, then was out again until September 1. He started that day and didn't pitch again in the 1984 season. He made two starts (probably a rehab assignment) for the Phoenix Giants.

Andy McGaffigan didn't pitch for the Giants in 1984. He was sent to Montreal before the season as part of the Al Oliver deal.
Others who pitched for the Giants but didn't get a regular 1984 Topps Giants card:
  • Jeff Robinson (7-15, 4.56 ERA in 33 starts)
  • Frank Williams (9-4, 3.55 ERA, 3 saves in 61 appearances)
  • Randy Lerch (5-3, 4.23 ERA, 2 saves in 37 games-4 starts)
  • Bob Lacey (1-3, 3.88 ERA in 34 games)
  • Mark Grant (1-4, 6.37 ERA in 10 starts--he had a save in his only relief appearance)
  • Scott Garrelts (2-3, 5.65 ERA in 21 appearances--3 starts)
  • Mark Calvert (2-4, 5.06 ERA in 10 appearances - 5 starts)
  • George Riley (1-0, 3.99 ERA in 4 starts)

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