- Dave Rader finished a distant second to Mets' pitcher Jon Matlack in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1972
- Dave was the regular Giants catcher from 1972-1974, then he platooned for the next two years
- In 1976 Rader batted .263 in 88 games. He shared time behind the plate with Marc Hill and Mike Sadek.
- After the 1976 season Dave was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals
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