There have been a lot of blog entries about Mr. Montefusco lately, so there probably isn't a whole lot to say. I loved that nickname (The Count). He pitched for the Phoenix Giants (SF's AAA team) in 1974, right about when my father started taking me to ballgames. I don't have any memories of seeing John pitch, but I had a poster in my room that had line drawings of the players. I think he was on it.
John was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1975. He was the last Giants pitcher to pitch a no-hitter (9/29/76 vs. Atlanta).