Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Saturday, July 17, 2010

1976 Topps #497 - Joe McIntosh

  • Joe McIntosh pitched for the San Diego Padres in 1974 and 1975. He was drafted by the Padres in 1973 and pitched well (8-6, 2.44 ERA in 14 starts) for class A- Walla Walla. 
  • McIntosh made the jump all the way to the majors in 1974 and pitched in five games before being assigned to AAA Hawaii. Joe went 9-11 with a 5.74 ERA for Hawaii and came back to the Padres in September. Joe ended up 0-4 with a 3.62 ERA in ten games (five starts) for the Padres.
  • Joe was a regular starter for the Padres in 1975. He went 8-15 with a 3.69 ERA in 37 games (28 starts). After the 1975 season McIntosh was trade with Larry Hardy to the Houston Astros for Doug Rader.
  • Joe tore his rotator cuff in 1976 and never pitched in the majors again. He tried a comeback in 1979 but was forced to stop after a couple of minor league games. 
  • McIntosh is now a tax lawyer dealing in contract law. Here is an 2005 article written by Linda Kittel, a Washington State University English professor, about a day when Joe came to class as a guest speaker. Joe and his daughter Molly are pictured below. 

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