Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

1975 Hostess #31 - Gary Matthews

  • It really is too bad the Giants couldn't keep Gary Matthews. He was a good one
  • Matthews made his debut on September 6, 1972 (my 6th birthday)
  • Gary batted .279 with 20 HR and 84 RBI in 116 games in 1975.
  • Gary had a home plate collision with Johnny Bench on April 22. Bench played with the injury through the 1975 season and had shoulder surgery after the season.
  • Matthews was injured after fighting (perhaps playfully) with teammate Derrel Thomas on June 1. Gary missed six weeks with a broken thumb

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