Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1955 Giants vs. 2009 Giants Game 1



Top of 2nd: Don Mueller doubled, went to third on a ground ball by Gail Harris, and scored on a ground ball by Wayne Terwilliger. 1955 1, 2009 0.

Top of 4th: Hank Thompson led off the inning with a home run. 1955 2, 2009 0.

Bottom of 5th. Aaron Rowand doubled and Juan Uribe doubled him in. After moving to third on a grounder by pinch hitter Euguenio Valdez, Uribe scored on a Randy Winn sacrifice fly. 1955 2, 2009 2.

Top of 8th: Whitey Lockman and Alvin Dark walked. After two were out Mueller singled to right to score Lockman. 1955 3, 2009 2.

Bottom of 8th: Freddie Sanchez singled. Pablo Sandoval hit a 2-run homer off of Hoyt Wilhelm. 1955 3, 2009 4.

Brandon Medders got the win, Wilhelm took the loss, and Brian Wilson earned the save.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Giants Retire Monte Irvin's #20


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A nice tribute for Mr. Irvin. The press conference video is here.
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 Irvin, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, and Gaylord Perry. I don't know who that is behind Irvin.
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Nice wheels! Mr. Irvin is a deserving honoree.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants (Game 7)


  • Jack Clark hit a solo homer to right in the top of the first inning. 1980 1, 1967 0
  • Willie Mays answered with a solo homer in the bottom of the first. 1980 1, 1967 1
  • In the bottom of the second Jack Hiatt tripled and scored on a ground ball by Ollie Brown. 1967 2, 1980 1
  • Jesus Alou singled and went to third on a single by Tom Haller. Mays lined into a double play but Willie McCovey hit a 2-run home run. 1967 4, 1980 1
  • In the bottom of the fifth Alou led off with a triple and scored on a Haller single. 1967 5, 1980 1
  • McCovey hit a solo HR in the bottom of the 8th. 1967 6, 1980 1.
  • Gaylord Perry went the distance and allowed only three hits to earn the win. The 1967 Giants await the winner of the 1955 vs. 2009 series.
1967 Giants Batting Stats
1967 Giants Pitching Stats
1980 Giants Batting Stats
1980 Giants Pitching Stats
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants Game 6


  • Larry Herndon singled and Jack Clark homered to left off of Ray Sadecki to make the score 2-0 in favor of the 1980 Giants. 1980 2, 1967 0.
  • In the bottom of the first Jesus Alou singled, went to second on a Willie Mays grounder, and scored when Jim Ray Hart singled to left. 1980 2, 1967 1
  • Alou, Willie McCovey, and Mays hit consecutive singles to score a run in the bottom of the fifth. Mays and McCovey scored when Hart doubled to deep center. 1967 4, 1980 2.
  • In the top of the sixth Mike Ivie hit a solo homer. 1967 4, 1980 3.
  • In the bottom of the seventh the 1967 Giants scored a run as McCovey, Mays, and Ollie Brown each singled. Dick Dietz walked then Hal Lanier singled to score Mays. Brown was thrown out at the plate. 1967 6, 1980 3.
  • Darrell Evans, Ivie, and Mike Sadek hit consecutive singles with two out in the bottom of the 8th to score a run. 1967 6, 1980 4.
  • Terry Whitfield pinch hit for Johnnie LeMaster to lead off the top of the 9th and hit a solo homer off of Lindy McDaniel. After pinch hitter Milt May flied out Bill North singled and stole second. Hal Lanier booted a Larry Herndon grounder to put runners on first and third with one out. Clark struck out and Evans walked to load the bases. Reliever Frank Linzy struck out Ivie to end the game. 1967 6, 1980 5.
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Card Tribute: Johnnie LeMaster

In honor of Johnnie LeMaster's 56th birthday, here is a card tribute (thanks to Core Contrarian for the reminder). Johnnie hit an inside-the-park home run in his first major league at bat, but hit only 21 more in his 11-year career. Johnnie had a lifetime .222 batting average. LeMaster was with the Giants from 1975-1985, played for Cleveland and Pittsburgh in 1985, AAA Indianapolis in 1986, and finished his career with Oakland in 1987.

It's interesting to see similarities when all of the cards of a player are shown together. The same "pose" is used in 1981 and 1983. It looks like 1984 and 1985 were from the same set of photos. Vote for your favorite Johnnie LeMaster Giants card in the poll on the right. :)

1976 Topps #596

1977 Topps #151

1978 Topps #538

1979 Topps #284

1980 Topps #434

1981 Topps #84

1982 Topps #304

1983 Topps #154

1984 Topps #663

1985 Topps #772
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A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants Game 5


  • In the bottom of the fourth Darrell Evans reached on an error by Hal Lanier. Mike Ivie followed with a home run to make the score 2-0. Rennie Stennett homered later in the inning and the score was 3-0.
  • In the top of the fifth Ollie Brown got the first hit for the 1967 team when he singled to right. Dick Dietz reached on a 2-base error by Jack Clark. Vida Blue struck out Lanier, got Tito Fuentes to pop out, and struck out Juan Marichal to end the threat.
  • In the bottom of the fifth Bill North singled and was erased on a Terry Whitfield fielder's choice. Jack Clark singled then Evans hit a 3-run homer. 1980 6, 1967 0.
  • In the top of the 7th Jim Ray Hart tripled and Brown singled to knock him in. Dick Dietz doubled and Lanier singled to score Brown. Dietz scored when reliever Tom Griffin committed a balk. 1980 6, 1967 3.
  • In the bottom of the eighth Ivie singled and Mike Sadek was hit by a pitch. The runners advanced a base when Bill Henry threw a wild pitch. Stennett knocked in both runners with a double and scored when Johnnie LeMaster hit a single to right. 1980 9, 1967 3
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Friday, June 18, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants Game 4


  • In the bottom of the first Bill North doubled, Larry Herndon sacrificed North to third, and Jack Clark singled to score North.
  • In the bottom of the fifth North singled, went to second on a Tom Haller passed ball, went to third (Clark to first) on an error by Hal Lanier, and scored on a wild pitch by Mike McCormick.
  • John Montefusco pitched a complete game shutout. He allowed nine hits but was always able to get out of trouble. 1980 2, 1967 0

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants Game 3

  • Ollie Brown hit a solo HR in the top of the 2nd.
  • Willie McCovey led off the top of the 4th with a homer.
  • In the top of the 5th Gaylord Perry singled, Jesus Alou singled, and Tom Haller cleared the bases with a triple.
  • Jesus Alou was hit by a pitch and scored after Haller doubled in the top of the 7th.
  • In the bottom of the 7th Terry Whitfield singled and Darrell Evans homered to make the score 5-2. That was it for the scoring as Perry earned a complete game victory.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants Game 2


  • Jesus Alou led off the bottom of the 1st with a triple. After Willie McCovey was hit by a pitch Willie Mays hit a sacrifice fly to score Alou.
  • In the bottom of the seventh with two out Hal Lanier singled. Rad Sadecki singled him to third and Alou singled to knock Lanier in. McCovey then singled. Sadecki scored and Alou also scored when Jack Clark made a throwing error. 1967 4, 1980 0
  • There were two out in the top of the 8th when Bill North doubled. Larry Herndon singled to score North.
  • Darrell Evans hit a solo homer in the top of the 9th. After an out was made Mike Sadek doubled to chase Sadecki. Frank Linzy came in the game and Rennie Stennett greeted him with a 2-run homer to tie the game. 1967 4, 1980 4.
  • In the bottom of the 10th McCovey singled and went to second on an error. Mays was intentionally walked. After two outs were made pinch hitter Jack Hiatt walked and Lanier singled to knock in pinch runner Ken Henderson with the winning run. 1967 5, 1980 4.


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 3 - 1980 Giants vs. 1967 Giants Game 1

  • Juan Marichal and Vida Blue had a great duel through eight innings. Both pitchers were long gone by the time the game was finally decided in the 14th inning.
  • In the top of the third Rennie Stennett doubled and Bill North singled him in.
  • Mike Ivie walked and scored on Johnnie LeMaster's double in the top of the 7th inning.
  • In the bottom of the 9th Blue was cruising along with a 2-hit shutout. Pinch hitter Jack Hiatt walked, went to third on a Willie McCovey single, and scored on a single by Willie Mays. Jim Hart then singled to score pinch runner Ken Henderson. Greg Minton came on to relieve Blue and end the inning.
  • There were two out in the top of the 10th when Larry Herndon walked, went to third on a single by Jim Wohlford, and scored on Jack Clark's single.
  • In the bottom of the 10th Hal Lanier doubled, went to third on a single by Jesus Alou, and scored on pinch hitter Norm Siebern's sacrifice fly.
  • The two teams exchanged zeroes until the top of the 14th inning. Stennett singled and LeMaster walked. Gary Lavelle sacrificed them to second and third. Herndon was intentionally walked. Whitfield knocked in Stennett with a single and Wohlford followed with a single to score LeMaster.
  • The 1967 Giants were unable to score in the bottom of the 14th and the 1980 club took the first game. Lavelle pitched three innnigs of shutout ball to earn the win.
  • Darrell Evans (pictured at the top of this entry) hasn't been mentioned yet. His picture is on this entry because he did something I've never seen before. Evans batted seven times and struck out SIX times. That has to be a record of some sort.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 2 - 1924 Giants vs. 1967 Giants


Game 1: In the top of the second inning Jim Ray Hart walked, Hal Lanier singled, and Tito Fuentes singled to score Hart. Willie McCovey hit a towering solo home run in the top of the fifth to make the score 2-0. The 1924 Giants struck back in the bottom of the seventh when George Kelly doubled and Travis Jackson homered to tie the score. Heinie Groh singled and advanced to second on an error. Frank Snyder walked then pinch hitter Hank Gowdy singled to load the bases. A wild pitch by Ray Sadecki scored Groh, then Frankie Frisch singled to score Snyder. The 1924 Giants led 4-2 after the 7th inning. In the bottom of the 8th Jackson singled, Groh singled him to third, and Snyder hit a sacrifice fly to score Jackson. The 1967 Giants scored one run in the bottom of the 9th but that was it. 1924 5, 1967 3.

Game 2: Willie Mays hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth. In the top of the fifth Ollie Brown singled and Hal Lanier doubled to score Brown. Mays doubled and Brown singled to score Mays in the top of the sixth. Mays homered again in the top of the 8th to put the 1967 team up 4-0. Gaylord Perry allowed nine hits and was in trouble a few times, but he struck out 13 batters and got the shutout. 1967 4, 1924 0.

Game 3: In the bottom of the first Jesus Alou and Willie Mays singled. Alou scored on Ollie Brown's groundout. The 1924 team tied the score when Frankie Frisch singled and scored on Hack Wilson's double. Irish Meusel singled to score Wilson. In the bottom of the third Willie McCovey walked, Mays walked, and Jim Ray Hart singled to score McCovey. Brown hit a sac fly to score Mays. After three innings the 1967 team led 3-2. In the bottom of the fifth Alou reached on an error by Travis Jackson. McCovey hit a 2-run homer to make the score 5-2. Wilson singled and scored on a George Kelly single in the top of the 6th.There was no other scoring as Mike McCormick got the complete game victory. 1967 5, 1924 3.

Game 4: Hack Wilson hit a solo homer in the top of the first. In the bottom of the fourth the 1967 team tied the score when Jim Ray Hart, Ollie Brown, and Hal Lanier hit consecutive singles to score a run. The 1924 team retook the lead in the top of the fifth when Hugh McQuillan and Ross Young singled, Frankie Frisch sacrificed, and McQuillan scored on a Wilson sacrifice fly. Youngs then scored on Irish Meusel's single. Frisch tripled and Wilson singled in the top of the 7th to make the score 4-1. In the bottom of the 7th Tito Fuentes singled, pinch hitter Jack Hiatt walked, and Jesus Alou singled to load the bases with nobody out. Fuentes scored on a Tom Haller grounder, then Willie Mays walked to load the bases with one out. Willie McCovey walked to force in a run, then Hart hit a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 4. In the top of the 9th George Kelly homered with two out to make the score 5-4. In the bottom of the ninth Haller singled and McCovey doubled to score pinch runner Ken Henderson. Lanier later singled to score McCovey with the winning run. The two clubs combined for 30 hits in the game. 1967 6, 1924 5.

Game 5: Willie McCovey singled, Jim Ray Hart walked, and Ollie Brown singled, then Dick Dietz walked to force McCovey in. Willie Mays homered in the bottom of the third to make the score 2-0. George Kelly singled and Travis Jackson doubled to score Kelly in the top of the fourth. Jackson then scored on a Frank Snyder single. The 1924 team scored five runs (four of them unearned) thanks to three errors in the top of the sixth. Kelly hit a 2-run homer in the top of the ninth to ice the game. 1924 9, 1967 3.

Game 6: Frankie Frisch and George Kelly doubled in the bottom of the first to start the scoring. In the bottom of the fourth Frank Snyder reached on a Tito Fuentes error. Frank Barnes singled and Snyder came around to score on a double by Ross Youngs. Barnes scored on a Frisch single to make the score 3-0. Willie Mays homered in the top of the sixth. Willie McCovey reached on an error by Youngs and scored on a grounder by Ollie Brown. In the bottom of the sixth Youngs atoned for his error by homering to left. Gaylord Perry doubled and scored on a single by Jesus Alou in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the 8th Irish Meusel and Kelly hit singles and Meusel scored on a sacrifce fly by Travis Jackson to make the score 5-3. 1924 5, 1967 3.

Game 7: Willie Mays homered into the upper deck in left field to start the scoring in the top of the first. In the top of the second Dick Dietz singled and eventually scored on a Travis Jackson error. Tito Fuentes singled to score Hal Lanier (who reached on the Jackson error) to make the score 3-0. The 1924 team tied the score  when George Kelly, Jackson, and Heinie Groh hit back to back to back homers in the bottom of the fifth. In the bottom of the 7th Ollie Brown and Dick Dietz hit singles then Fuentes tripled to knock in two runs. The 1924 team didn't go down without a fight as they loaded the bases with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Frank Linzy struck out pinch hitter Hank Gowdy to end the game. 1967 5, 1924 3.

1967 Giants Batting Stats

1967 Giants Pitching Stats

 
1924 Giants Batting Stats

 
1924 Giants Pitching Stats

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Giant Tournament Round 2 - 1962 Giants vs. 2009 Giants


Game 1: Pablo Sandoval hit a 3-run homer in the top of the third inning. Tom Haller hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 7th inning. Fred Lewis singled in Benji Molina in the top of the 8th. Lewis later scored on a Chuck Hiller error. Matt Cain got the win and Jack Sanford took the loss. 2009 5, 1962 1.


Game 2: Barry Zito committed a balk with the bases loaded in the first inning to score Jose Pagan. In the bottom of the third Willie Mays singled, stole second, and scored on an Ed Bailey single. Felipe Alou scored on a Jim Davenport grounder. Juan Marichal went 3 for 4 and went the distance. Marichal allowed a solo home run to Aaron Rowand in the 8th inning and two other hits and struck out eight batters. 1962 3, 2009 1.


Game 3: In the top of the second Jim Davenport singled, Harvey Kuenn singled him to third, then Billy Pierce hit a grounder to score Davenport. Chuck Hiller scored Kuenn with a sacrifice fly. In the bottom of the second Andreas Torres hit a 2-run homer to tie the game. Willie Mays doubled and Tom Haller singled him in in the top of the third. Davenport singled, Kuenn walked, and Hiller singled in the top of the 8th. That run proved to be an important one as Ryan Garko singled, Travis Ishikawa doubled, and Torres singled to score a run in the bottom of the 9th for the 2009 Giants. Bob Bolin struck out Juan Uribe to end the game. 1962 4, 2009 3.


Game 4: Aaron Rowand led off the bottom of the first by hitting one into McCovey Cove. In the top of the third Willie Mays and Willie McCovey walked. Tom Haller singled Mays home. Pablo Sandoval singled and Benji Molina tripled in the bottom of the 4th. Ryan Garko singled in Molina. Pinch hitter Matty Alou singled, went to second on a grounder, and scored on a single by Jose Pagan. In the bottom of the 8th reliever Brian Wilson was allowed to hit with two out and two runners on base. He singled to left field, scoring Rowand.  Sandoval scored when Harvey Kuenn threw the ball away. Tim Lincecum got the win and Billy O'Dell took the loss. 2009 5, 1962 2.


Game 5: Chuck Hiller singled, then Jose Pagan tripled and scored on a throwing error in the top of the first. In the top of the second Jim Davenport walked, Harvey Kuenn singled, then Jack Sanford bunted the runners over. Davenport scored on a Hiller grounder. Orlando Cepeda doubled and Felipe Alou knocked him in with a single in the top of the third. Juan Uribe homered in the bottom of the fifth to put the 2009 Giants on the board. In the bottom of the sixth Freddie Sanchez doubled Pablo Sandoval singled, and Benji Molina singled to score Sanchez. Travis Ishikawa singled, scoring Sandoval. Molina scored when first baseman Orlando Cepeda booted a grounder. Randy Winn walked to force in a run and put the 2009 Giants ahead 5-4. In the bottom of the 7th Sandoval, Molina, and Ishikawa all singled to make the score 6-4. Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to shut the door. 2009 Giants 6, 1962 Giants 4.


Game 6: Neither team had a hit until Pablo Sandoval homered in the top of the 4th. In the top of the 5th Aaron Rowand was hit by a pitch, stole second, and scored on a Randy Winn double. Freddy Sanchez came up and hit a 2-run homer. Barry Zito didn't allow a hit until Willie Mays doubled to left in the top of the 6th. Orlando Cepeda singled in the bottom of the 9th, but that was about it (except for a couple of walks) for the 1962 offense. 2009 4, 1962 0.


2009 Giants Pitching Stats
2009 Giants Pitching Stats
1962 Giants Batting Stats
1962 Giants Pitching Stats
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