May 17, 1977

Butch Metzger


Career statistics | 18-9, 3.74 ERA, 23 saves
Teams | Giants (1974), Padres (75-77), Cardinals (77), Mets (78)

How he was acquired | Traded by the Giants with Tito Fuentes to the Padres for Derrel Thomas on Dec. 6, 1974.

How he was lost | Traded by the Padres to the Cardinals for John D’Acquisto and Pat Scanlonon on May 17, 1977.

Player most similar to | Pat Zachry
Career year (1976) 11-4, 2.92 ERA, 16 saves, 89 strikeouts and 52 walks in 123.1 innings.

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NL Rookie of the Year (1976)

The Butch Metzger Library
A New Career of Providing Relief | Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times [Aug. 18, 1987]