Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Monday, September 27, 2010

1968 Topps Giants - part 4 (pitchers)

#85 Gaylord Perry
  • Gaylord Perry was 16-15 with a 2.45 ERA in 38 starts
  • Perry was second on the club with 19 complete games


#205 Juan Marichal
  • Juan Marichal had perhaps his best season in 1968 but was overshadowed by Bob Gibson
  • Marichal was 26-9 with a 2.43 ERA in 38 starts
  • Juan completed 30 of his 38 starts in 1968


#494 Ray Sadecki
  • Ray Sadecki went 12-18 with a 2.91 ERA in 36 starts


#169 Bob Bolin
  • Bob Bolin was 10-5 with a 1.99 ERA in 34 games
  • Bolin started 19 games and relieved in 15 others
  • Bob pitched for the Giants from 1961-1969 before being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players. The 1968 season was Bolin's best year.


#400 Mike McCormick
  • Mike McCormick fell off quite a bit from his 1967 Cy Young Award season.
  • McCormick was 12-14 with a 3.58 ERA in 38 games (28 starts).
  • Mike's ERA+ was only 83 (league average would be 100).


#9 1967 NL Pitching Leaders
  • Mike McCormick is on this card because he led the NL with 22 wins in 1967.

#11 1967 NL Strikeout Leaders
  • Gaylord Perry finished third in the NL with 230 strikeouts in 1967.
  • Jim Bunning led the league with 253 strikeouts and Ferguson Jenkins finished second with 236.

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2 comments:

Steve Scott said...

Hey, you didn't post Cepeda's '68 card. What's up with that? Oh, nevermind. I see that Sadecki went 12-18.

Jim from Downingtown said...

Never mind Cepeda. Where's Frank Linzy & Ron Herbel? :D