- Gary Matthews was one of the unsung young stars of the game in 1976. Playing for several bad Giants teams didn't help him gain much notoriety.
- In 1976 Matthews batted .279 with 20 HR and 84 RBI.
- After the 1976 season Gary signed a multi-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
- The Braves lost a first round draft choice and were fined for contacting Matthews without permission before the opening of the free agent season.
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