Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Monday, December 21, 2009

1979 Topps Giants - Part 5 (more pitchers)


  • Ed Halicki (#672) was 5-8 with a 4.58 ERA in 33 games (19 starts).




  • John Curtis (#649) was 10-9 with a 4.18 ERA in 27 games (18 starts). He didn't pitch after September 4. After being with the Giants from 1977-1979, Curtis became a free agent and signed with the San Diego Padres.


  • John Montefusco (#560) was 3-8 with a 3.94 ERA in 22 starts. John missed about six weeks from late April to mid June.


  • Bob Knepper (#486) was 9-12 with a 4.64 ERA in 34 starts in 1979.

  • Jim Barr (#461) didn't pitch for the Giants in 1979. He became a free agent after the 1978 season and signed with the California Angels. Barr started with the Giants in 1971. After two years with the Angels (1979 and 1980) and a year in the minors (1981) Jim came back to the Giants for two years (1982 and 1983) before retiring.

Others who pitched for the Giants in 1979 but who didn't receive Topps cards:

  • Ed Whitson (5-8, 3.95 ERA in 18 games/17 starts)
  • Tom Griffin (5-6, 2 saves, 3.91 ERA in 59 games/3 starts)
  • Pedro Borbon (4-3, 3 saves, 4.89 ERA in 30 games)
  • Phil Nastu (3-4, 4.32 ERA in 25 games/14 starts)
  • Dave Roberts (0-2, 3 saves, 2.57 ERA in 26 games/1 start)
  • Al Holland (0-0, 0.00 ERA in 7 innings)
  • Joe Coleman (0-0, 0.00 ERA in 3.2 innings)
  • Ed Plank (0-0, 7.36 ERA in 4 games)

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