Wednesday, March 18, 2009

1976 Topps #8 - Tito Fuentes

I like that "TITO" on his helmet. They probably didn't let him wear it during games.
He started off playing several years for the Giants, but bounced around a bit after being traded to the Padres before the 1975 season. Tito had a good year (probably his best) for Detroit in 1977, but he wasn't brought back. The Tigers had Lou Whitaker ready to go at second base. He played a bit with Oakland in 1978 but was released after hitting only .140.
The San Francisco Chronicle had an interesting article about him a few years ago. He's still doing Spanish language broadcasting for the SF Giants. He's living in Reno, NV.


  1. Love the "Tito" headband on the outside of his cap.

  2. More of Tito's headbands right here: