Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1976 Topps #443 - San Francisco Giants


  • The Giants didn't have a  manager when this card was printed. Bill Rigney ended up coming back to manage the club. Rigney had previously managed the Giants from 1956-1960, the Angels from 1961-1969, and the Twins from 1970-1972. The Giants were really at a low during the mid-1970s -- they couldn't afford to keep their better players and there was always talk of moving the club to Toronto or Florida. The club would have a couple of good years (1978, 1982), but they didn't become a consistently good team again until the late 1980s.
  • Team Record: 74-88 (4th in NL West - 28 games behind Cincinnati)
  • Attendance: 626,868 (12th in NL)
  • Batting Leader: Larry Herndon - .288
  • Home Run Leader: Bobby Murcer - 23
  • RBI Leader: Bobby Murcer - 90
  • Stolen Base Leader: Gary Matthews/Larry Herndon/Bobby Murcer - 12 each
  • Wins Leader: John Montefusco - 16
  • Losses Leader: John  Montefusco/Ed Halicki - 14
  • Saves Leader: Randy Moffitt - 14
  • ERA Leader: John Montefusco (starter) - 2.84; Randy Moffitt (reliever) - 2.27
  • Team Batting: .246 (9th in NL)
  • Team Home Runs: 85 (8th in NL)
  • Team Stolen Bases: 88 (8th in NL)
  • Team ERA: 3.53 (6th in NL)
  • Team Fielding: .972 (10th in NL)
  • NL All Stars: John Montefusco (pitcher)

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