Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, August 13, 2009

1990 Topps Giants - Part 3

Rick Parker batted .243 in 107 at bats. He batted .335 in 44 games for AAA Phoenix. Rick spent parts of five more seasons in the majors (1991, 1993-1996)

Rick Leach batted .293 in 174 at bats in 1990. He had a .372 on base percentage. It was his last season in the majors.

Donell Nixon didn't play for the Giants in 1990. He was released by the Giants in spring training. Nixon signed with the Baltimore Orioles. He spent most of the season with AAA Rochester and played eight games with the Orioles (his last appearances as a major leaguer).

Candy Maldonado didn't play for the Giants in 1990. He became a free agent after the 1989 season and signed with the Cleveland Indians.

Brett Butler started in center field. He batted .309 with 51 stolen bases and 90 walks in 160 games in 1990. He led the Giants with 108 runs scored.

Kevin Mitchell was the starting left fielder. He batted .290 and led the Giants with 35 home runs. Kevin knocked in 93 runs and scored 90 runs.

Pat Sheridan didn't play for the Giants in 1990. He became a free agent after the 1989 season and signed with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals released him in spring training and he signed with the Chicago Cubs. Pat played 23 games for the Cubs' AAA Iowa club.

Kevin was the starting LF in the 1990 All Star game. He went 0-2 with one strikeout.

Greg Litton batted .245 in 204 at bats. He played some right field after Kevin Bass went out with an injury.

Speaking of Kevin Bass, he batted .252 in 63 games at the end of the season for the Giants. He was out from late May to early September with an injury.

Others who played outfield for the Giants but didn't get a 1990 Topps Giants card:
  • Mike Kingery - .295 in 207 at bats. He started some games in RF while Kevin Bass was hurt.
  • Mark Leonard - .176 in 17 at bats (mostly as a pinch hitter)
  • Brad Komminsk - .200 in 8 at bats. He was signed in April and waived in May.


Captain Canuck said...

Brad Komminsk! Wow. Taking me back.

Matt Runyon said...

I remember him with the Braves, but I had forgotten that he played a little bit with the Giants.