- Every time I feature a Gary Matthews or a Garry Maddox card I find myself lamenting the financial straits that forced the Giants to get rid of them in the mid 1970s.
- Matthews finished his run with the Giants in 1976. He batted .279 with 20 HR and 84 RBI.
- Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner was suspended by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for tampering with Matthews. Turner had told Giants' owner Bob Lurie that no matter how much Lurie offered, the Braves would top the offer.
- Matthews signed a five-year, $1.2 million contract with the Braves after the 1976 season.
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