Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Saturday, December 5, 2009

1976 Topps Giants - Part 4 (pitchers)

John Montefusco (#30) followed up his good rookie year with another good year in 1976. He was 16-14 with a 2.84 ERA in 36 starts.

John D'Acquisto (#623) was 3-8 with a 5.35 ERA in 28 games (19 starts). After the season he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. How is his name pronounced anyway?

Pete Falcone (#524) didn't pitch for the Giants in 1976. The Giants traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals before the 1976 season for Ken Reitz.

Ed Halicki (#423) was 12-14 with a 3.62 ERA in 31 starts. He spent most of his career (1974-1980) with the Giants. He was waived by the Giants in mid-1980, was claimed by the California Angels, and pitched for them for the rest of the 1980 season.

Jim Barr (#308) was 15-12 with a 2.89 ERA in 37 starts in 1976. Barr was a solid pitcher for the Giants for several years in the 1970s.

Mike Caldwell (#157) was 1-7 with 2 saves and an ERA of 4.86 in 50 games (9 starts). He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals after the '76 season. The Cards turned around and traded Caldwell to the Cincinnati Reds. After struggling with the Reds and Brewers in 1977, Mike went on to have several good years with the Brewers in the late 70s and early 80s. His APBA card had an interesting nickname printed for him -- "Mr. Warmth."

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