Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1972 Topps Giants - Part 6 (in action)

#712 Bobby Bonds
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#36 Jerry Johnson

#50 Willie Mays

#166 Chris Speier

#186 Ron Bryant
  • When was this picture taken?
  • Bryant pitched at home twice against the Cardinals (April 19 and July1)
  • On April 19 Ron came in as a reliever in the top of the first inning. Bryant led off the bottom of the 3rd and struck out. He led off the bottom of the 5th with a single. It is doubtful that it was a bunt single. In the bottom of the 6th Bryant came up with two out and nobody on base and grounded out to second base. The Giants won the game 4-2 and didn't bat in the bottom of the 9th. It is doubtful that this picture was taken on April 19.
  • On July 1 Bryant started the game and lasted 4 2/3 innings. In the bottom of the third inning Bryant came up with a runner on first base and nobody out and hit into a force play. This may have been a foul bunt attempt by Bryant during this at bat. Ron was removed from the game before his spot came up in the batting order again, so the bottom of the third in this game may be when this picture was taken.


Dick Dietz

#444 Ken Henderson

#568 Juan Marichal

#694 Alan Gallagher

Do y'all have any speculation on when these other plays occurred?

Vote in the poll on which of these cards is your favorite. There are several great action shots here!

5 comments:

ecloy said...

The Bryant game was against the Phillies, it looks like.

ecloy said...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN197106050.shtml Fifth inning, Bryant fouls off bunt for strike three. I imagine many of the other action shots were from this series.

ecloy said...

Yep, the catcher #9 is Mike Ryan, which would make the third baseman Bobby Pfeil of all people.

ecloy said...

The Speier shot is probably from this game: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN197108012.shtml

8th inning, Bob Robertson on first, Charlie Sands hits into a 3-6-1 double play. The only time Bob Robertson is forced at second in any of their games at Candlestick that year.

MattR said...

Yeah--I thought those were Cardinals uniforms on the Bryant card, but upon closer inspection they are Phillies uniforms.