Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

1976 Topps #8 - Tito Fuentes


I like that "TITO" on his helmet. They probably didn't let him wear it during games.
He started off playing several years for the Giants, but bounced around a bit after being traded to the Padres before the 1975 season. Tito had a good year (probably his best) for Detroit in 1977, but he wasn't brought back. The Tigers had Lou Whitaker ready to go at second base. He played a bit with Oakland in 1978 but was released after hitting only .140.
The San Francisco Chronicle had an interesting article about him a few years ago. He's still doing Spanish language broadcasting for the SF Giants. He's living in Reno, NV.


2 comments:

  1. Love the "Tito" headband on the outside of his cap.

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  2. More of Tito's headbands right here:

    http://reallybadbaseballcards.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-story-of-little-tito-and-his-famous.html

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