Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Saturday, October 17, 2009

1973 Topps Giants - Part 3 (outfielders)


  • Bobby Bonds (#145) led the Giants in home runs (39), RBI (96), runs (131), doubles (34), and stolen bases (43).

  • Ken Henderson (#101) didn't play for the Giants in 1973. He and Steve Stone were traded to the Chicago White Sox for Tom Bradley before the '73 season.



  • Garry Maddox (# 322) batted .319 in 144 games. He was in double figures in doubles (30), triples (10), and homers (11). He also stole 24 bases.



  • Jimmy Howarth (# 459) batted .200 in 90 AB as a backup outfielder. He didn't get many chances to play since the Giants had such a good starting outfield.



  • Jim Hart (# 538) was 0 for 3 in five games. He was purchased by the New York Yankees on April 17.



  • Bernie Williams (# 557) didn't play for the Giants in 1973. He spent the season in AAA Phoenix where he batted .313 in 132 games. Bernie was traded to the San Diego Padres with Willie McCovey for Mike Caldwell after the 1973 season.






  • Gary Matthews (#606) batted .300 in 148 games during his rookie season. He was in double figures in doubles (22), triples (10), and homers (12).
  • Others who played outfield in 1973 but didn't get a 1973 Topps Giants' card:
  • Gary Thomasson (.285 in 235 AB)

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