May 17, 1977

Butch Metzger


Teams | Giants [1974] Padres [75-77] Cardinals [77] Mets [78]

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Derrel Thomas to the Giants for Metzger and Tito Fuentes on Dec. 6, 1974.

How he was lost | The Padres traded Metzger to the Cardinals for John D’Acquisto and Pat Scanlon 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.

Resume |
NL Rookie of the Year [1976]

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

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