Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Card Tribute: Bob Brenly

  • It's been a while since I've done one of these. 
  • Bob Brenly was always a favorite of mine. 
  • Brenly was a 27-year-old rookie in 1981 and batted .333 (15 for 45) in 19 games
1982 Topps #171
  • Bob batted .283 in 65 games as a catcher and third baseman


1983 Topps #494
  • Spent  most of his 1983 season behind the plate and also had some playing time at 1B and in the outfield
  • Batted .224 in 104 games

1984 Topps #378
  • 1984 was Bob's best season
  • Batted .291 with 20 HR and 80 RBI
  • Made the NL All Star team and struck out as a pinch hitter
  • Won the 1984 Willie  Mac award for his spirit and leadership

1985 Topps #215
  • Batted .220 with 19 HR and 56 RBI

1986 Topps #625
  • Played in 101 games as a catcher but also saw significant time at 3B (45 games) and at 1B
  • Batted .246 with 16 HR and 62 RBI
  • Led NL catchers with a .995 fielding percentage
  • Committed four errors in the same game (all in the fourth inning) as a third baseman on September 14. Bob later hit the game-winning HR in the bottom of the 9th

1987 Topps #125
  • Bob's final season as a full-time player
  • Batted .267 with 18 HR and 51 RBI

1988 Topps #703
  • Batted .189 in 73 games
  • Released after the 1988 season

1989 Topps #52
  • Started the 1989 season with the Toronto Blue Jays and batted .170 in 48 games
  • Released by the Blue Jays on July 18
  • Signed with the Giants on August 2
  • Played in 27 games (.255 in 98 AB) for the AAA Phoenix Firebirds
  • Batted .182 in 12 games for the Giants


1 comment:

Wrigley Wax said...

...and he does a great job doing color on Cubs TV. I too like Bob Brenly.