Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Friday, August 12, 2011

1978 Hostess #136 - Terry Whitfield

  • The Giants acquired Terry Whitfield on March 14, 1977 in a trade with the New York Yankees. The Giants sent 2B Marty Perez to the Yankees in exchange for Whitfield.
  • When this card was printed Terry was coming off of his first full season as a major league player. He had a nice year for the Giants, batting .285 in 114 games.
  • Whitfield was injured on July 31 when he collided with Houston 2B Art Howe. They both had forehead lacerations and were taken to a hospital. Terry made a pinch hitting appearance and finished the game the next day and then returned to the Giants' lineup.
  • Terry had another good year for the Giants in 1978. He played in 149 games and batted .289 with 10 HR.

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