Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

1986 Topps Giants - Part 1

The Giants began to show a lot of promise in 1986. Several good young players (Will Clark, Robby Thompson, etc.) made the jump from AA to the Giants without playing in AAA Phoenix. The Giants still had some work to do, but they were heading in the right direction and they started to become fun to watch again.

  • Team Record: 83-79 (3rd in NL West, 13 games behind Houston)
  • Attendance: 1,528,748 (9th in NL)
  • Team Batting: .253 (6th in NL)
  • Team Home Runs: 114 (9th in NL)
  • Team ERA: 3.36 (3rd in NL)
  • Team Fielding: .977 (11th in NL)
  • NL All Stars: Chris Brown (3B); Chili Davis (OF); Mike Krukow (P)
  • League Leaders: Robby Thompson (sacrifice hits - 18)

  • Roger Craig was in his first full season as the Giants' manager. The youth movement was paying dividends for the Giants -- they had only two regulars over the age of 30.

  • Bob Brenly was the regular catcher and batted .246 with 16 HR and 62 RBI in 472 at bats. Bob also walked 74 tims and had a .350 on base percentage.

  • Alex Trevino didn't play for the Giants in 1986. He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Candy Maldonado before the '86 season.

Others who caught for the Giants but didn't get a 1986 Topps card:

  • Bob Melvin (.224 in 268 AB)
  • Phil Ouellette (.174 in 23 AB)
  • Brad Gulden (.091 in 22 AB)

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