Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1978 Topps #719 - Randy Elliott

  • Randy Elliott spent most of his ten years in baseball playing in AAA.
  • This is the only Topps card Randy ever had -- no wonder I didn't know who he was.
  • Randy had a couple of short stints with the San Diego Padres in 1972 and in 1974.
  • Elliott was picked up by the Giants in September 1976. He was in the California Angels organization in 1976 but he never played that season due to a shoulder separation he suffered in 1975.
  • Randy batted .240 with 7 HR and 26 RBI in 73 games with the Giants in 1977. He was used exclusively in left field that season.
  • Elliott didn't make the Giants ballclub in 1978 and was released during spring training.
  • Randy signed with the Cleveland Indians in April but never played for them (or any of their affiliates) in 1978. He was cut loose during spring training in 1979.
  • Elliott had one more go-around with the Oakland A's in 1980 but was released after the season. His .128 average in 39 at bats pretty much sealed the deal.

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