Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1982 Topps Giants - Part 2 (infielders)

Joe Morgan (#754) batted .289 with 14 HR and 61 RBI in his last good year. He also had a .400 on base percentage.

Reggie Smith (#110T) batted .284 with 18 HR and 56 RBI in 106 games.

Joe Morgan (#755) in action

Enos Cabell (#627) didn't play for the Giants in 1982. He was traded with cash to the Detroit Tigers before the season for Champ Summers.
Billy Smith (#593) didn't play for the Giants in 1982. He was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies on March 23, 1982. There is no record of Smith playing for anyone after the 1981 season and no transaction saying that he was released, so perhaps he retired after the deal.

Joe Pettini (#568) batted .205 in 39 AB. He spent most of the year in AAA Phoenix and batted .325 there. Joe usually put up good offensive numbers in the minors but couldn't stick in the majors. He played parts of four seasons (1980-1983) with the Giants and went on to play a few more years in the minors before managing in the minors from 1989-1996.

Dave Bergman (#498) batted .273 with 4 HR in 121 at bats as a backup first baseman.
Johnnie LeMaster (#304) batted .216 in 130 games as the starting shortstop.

Rennie Stennett (#84) didn't play for the Giants in 1982. He was released by the Giants on April 2. Stennett tried a minor league comeback in 1983 but didn't get back to the majors.

Darrell Evans (#17) split time between third base and first base in 1982. He even played a few games at shortstop. Evans batted .256 with 16 HR and 61 RBI. He also walked 77 times for a .360 on base percentage.

Duane Kuiper (#60T) batted .280 in 218 at bats as the backup second baseman.
Others who played infield for the Giants in 1982 but didn't get a 1982 Topps Giants card:
Tom O'Malley (.275 in 92 games) - starting 3B for part of the season
Guy Sularz (.228 in 101 AB as a backup shortstop)
Jose Barrios (1B - .158 in 19 AB)
Brad Wellman (2B - 1 for 4)

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