Wednesday, August 26, 2009

1976 Topps #187 - Pedro Garcia

  • Pedro Garcia played for three teams from 1973-1977. He was originally signed by the Seattle Pilots in 1969. Pedro played in the minors from 1969-1972.

  • Garcia made the Brewers in 1973 and had a good rookie year. Pedro finished second to Al Bumbry in AL Rookie of the Year balloting. Garcia led the AL in doubles (32), hit 15 homers, and batted .245 in 160 games. The sophomore jink hit Pedro hard in 1974.. Although he hit 12 homers, his average dipped to .199.

  • In 1975 Garcia split time at 2B with other players. He played in 98 games and batted .225 with a .271 on base percentage. In 1976 Pedro started the season with the Brewers and was traded to the Detroit Tigers for Gary Sutherland on June 12. For the two teams combined Pedro batted .204 in 118 games.

  • The Tigers released Garcia after the season and he signed with the expansion Toronto Blue Jays. He started the season with the Blue Jays but was sent down to AAA Hawaii in early June after batting .208 in 41 games. Pedro never made it back to the majors. He finished the '77 season with Hawaii and played the 1978 season for the Islanders before calling it quits.


  1. Sweet blog! I can't believe that this is the first time I have checked it out. By the time that you read this, you will be on my blogroll.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say about some of the players that I have cards signed from this set. So far, you have only featured one (Larry Bowa) and I learned a ton from it.

  2. Plus, it's always good to see a Strat-O-Matic player out there!

  3. Pedro's got some nice muttonchop sideburns on this card! And, as a Grateful Deadhead, i can't help but like a guy with the same last name as Jerry!!!