Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Sunday, May 9, 2010

1969 Topps Giants - Part 1

Clyde King (#274) became the Giants' manager in 1969. He managed them to a second place finish in the newly created National League West. King was replaced in May 1970 after starting the season 19-23. He later managed the Atlanta Braves at the end of the 1974 season and the beginning of the 1975 season (a total of 198 games). Clyde also managed the New York Yankees for the last 62 games of the 1982 season.

  • Team Record: 90-72 (2nd in NL West, 3 games behind Atlanta)
  • Team Attendance: 873,603 (9th of 12 in NL)
  • Team Batting: .242 (7th in NL)
  • Team Home Runs: 136 (5th in NL)
  • Team ERA: 3.26 (4th in NL)
  • Team Fielding: .974 (10th in NL)
  • NL MVP: Willie McCovey
  • NL All Stars: Willie McCovey (starting 1B), Willie Mays (OF), Juan Marichal (P)
  • NL Batting Leaders: Willie McCovey (slugging - .656; home runs - 45; RBI - 126) Bobby Bonds (runs - 120; strikeouts - 187) Ron Hunt (hit by pitch - 25)
  • NL Pitching Leaders: Juan Marichal (ERA - 2.10; shutouts - 8) Gaylord Perry (innings pitched - 325.1)
  • Batting Leader: Willie McCovey (.320)
  • Home Run Leader: Willie McCovey (45)
  • RBI Leader: Willie McCovey (126)
  • Runs Leader: Bobby Bonds (121)
  • Stolen Base Leader: Bobby Bonds (45)
  • Wins Leader: Juan Marichal (21)
  • Losses Leader: Gaylord Perry (14)
  • ERA Leader: Juan Marichal (2.10)
  • Saves Leader: Frank Linzy (11)

Dick Dietz (#293) batted .230 with 11 HR in 79 games in 1969.
Bob Barton (#41) batted .170 in 118 at bats in 1969.
Jack Hiatt (#204) batted .196 in 69 games.

Others who caught for the Giants but didn't get a 1969 Topps card:
  • John Harrell (.500 in 6 at bats)

A cool 2-player card (#572)

Don't forget to enter the Giant Strat-O-Matic contest if you want a game. A computer version and a board game version are still available.

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