Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Saturday, November 7, 2009

1987 Topps Giants - Part 3 (outfielders)

Joel Youngblood (#759) batted .253 in 91 at bats for the Giants as a utility player. Youngblood was a versatille bench player for the Giants from 1983-1988. He ended his career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1989.
Chili Davis (#672) batted .250 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI. He walked 72 times, giving him a .344 on base percentage. He became a free agent after the season and signed with the California Angels. Davis eventually finished his career with the New York Yankees in 1999.

Candy Maldonado (#335) batted .292 with 20 home runs and 85 RBI. He was acquired by the Giants in a rare trade with the Dodgers in 1986. He played for the Giants through the 1989 season and eventually finished up with the Texas Rangers in 1995.

Jeffrey Leonard (#280) batted .280 with 19 HR and 63 RBI. Leonard was the Giants' lone representative to the 1987 All Star Game. He and Chili Davis also led the Giants in stolen bases with 16. Jeffrey played for the Giants from 1981 until the middle of the 1988 season when he was traded to the Brewers for Ernie Riles. He finished his career with the Seattle Mariners in 1990.

Dan Gladden (#46) didn't play for the Giants in 1987. During spring training he was traded to the Minnesota Twins for Bryan Hickerson and two minor leaguers.

Mike Aldrete (#71) had a nice season as the 4th outfielder in 1987. He batted .325 with nine homers and 51 RBI in 357 at bats. Mike had a .396 on base percentage. Mike was traded to the Montreal Expos after the 1988 season for Tracy Jones. He played for a total of seven teams from 1986-1996.

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