May 17, 1977
Giants  Padres [75-77] Cardinals  Mets 
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 |
Career year 
11-4, 2.92 ERA, 16 saves, 89 strikeouts and 52 walks in 123.1 innings.
NL Rookie of the Year 
The Butch Metzger Library
A New Career of Providing Relief
| Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times [Aug. 18, 1987]
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