Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1983 Kellogg's #46 - Greg Minton

  • When this card was printed Greg Minton was coming off an All-Star season in which he went 10-4 with 30 saves and had a 1.83 ERA. Greg finished 3rd in NL Cy Young Award voting and 8th in NL MVP voting
  • Minton didn't do as well in 1983. He was 7-11 with 22 saves and had a 3.54 ERA.
  • Greg seemed to find his pitching groove in late July, but by that time the damage had already been done to his ERA.
  • Minton and Gary Lavelle were an effective lefty/righty tandem in the Giants' bullpen in the late 70s and early 80s.
  • Minton pitched for the Giants until his release on May 28, 1987. He then pitched for the California Angels through the 1990 season. 

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