Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Saturday, July 31, 2010

1962 Topps Giants - Part 3 (outfielders)

#300 Willie Mays
  • Willie Mays had one of his best seasons in 1962. He batted .304 with 49 HR and 141 RBI. He scored 130 runs and led the Giants in just about every offensive category. Willie went 7 for 28 (.250) in the World Series and was on second base representing the winning run when Willie McCovey hit the series-ending line drive in game 7. Mays went 0 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base in the first 1962 All Star Game and 2 for 2 in the second All Star Game.

#395 Willie Mays All Star

#133 Felipe Alou
  • Felipe Alou batted .316 with 25 HR and 98 RBI in 154 games as the starting right fielder in 1962. He hit a sacrifice fly in his only at bat in the first 1962 All Star Game. Alou went 7 for 26 (.269) in the World Series.

#413 Matty Alou
  • Matty Alou was a backup outfielder for the Giants in 1962. He batted .292 in 78 games. Matty went 4 for 12 (.333) in the World Series. He was on first base representing the tying run with two out in the bottom of the 9th in game 7 and was stopped at third when Willie Mays hit a double. Mays later said that he would have tried to score on the play. Matty was stranded at third and the Giants lost.

#480 Harvey Kuenn
  • Harvey Kuenn was the starting left fielder for the Giants. In 130 games Harvey batted .304 with 10 HR and 68 RBI. Kuenn went 1 for 12 (.083) in the World Series.

#544 Willie McCovey

  • Willie McCovey played LF and 1B for the Giants in 1962. He batted .293 with 20 HR and 54 RBI in 229 at bats. Willie went 3 for 15 (.200) in the World Series and hit the line drive with runners on 2nd and 3rd that Bobby Richardson caught to end the series.
Others who played OF for the Giants in 1962 but didn't receive a 1962 Topps Giants card:
  • Bob Nieman (.300 in 30 AB)
  • Carl Boles (.375 in 24 AB)
  • Manny Mota (.176 in 74 AB as an infielder and outfielder)

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