December 15, 1980

Randy Jones



Player most similar to | Clyde Wright
Pitches | 1. Sinker (mid-70s)  2. Slider  3. Curve  4. Fastball

Career statistics | 100-123, 3.42 ERA, 1,933 innings
Career year (1975) 20-12, 2.24 ERA, 285 innings

Teams | Padres (1973-80), Mets (81-82)

Acquired | Drafted by the Padres in the fifth round of the 1972 amateur draft.

Gone | Traded by the Padres to the Mets for Jose Moreno and John Pacella on Dec. 15, 1980.

Resume
• NL Cy Young Award (1976)
• Top three in Cy Young Award voting (1975-76)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1975-76)
• Two-time All-Star (1975-76)

League leader
• ERA (1975)
• Wins (1976)
• Innings (1976)
• Complete games (1976)

The Randy Jones Library
Randy Jones | Josh Wilker, Cardboard Gods (July 15, 2008)
1976 Victory Leaders | Josh Wilker, Cardboard Gods (Sept. 29, 2006)

December 8, 1980

Gene Tenace


Player most similar to | Mickey Tettleton
Career statistics | 201 HRs, 674 RBIs, .241/.388/.429
Career year (1979) 20 HRs, 67 RBIs, .263/.403/.445, 105 walks

Teams | Athletics (1969-76), Padres (77-80), Cardinals (81-82), Pirates (83)

Acquired | Signed as a free agent with the Padres on Dec. 14, 1976.

Gone | Traded by the Padres with Rollie Fingers, Bob Shirley and a player to be named later to the Cardinals for Terry Kennedy, John Littlefield, Al Olmsted, Mike Phillips, Kim Seaman, Steve Swisher and John Urrea on Dec. 8, 1980.

Resume
• All-Star team (1975)
• World Series MVP (1972)

League leader
• Walks (1974, 77)
• HBPs (1977)

Terry Kennedy


Players most similar to | Sandy Alomar Jr., Frankie Hayes
Career statistics | 113 HRs, 628 RBIs, .264/.314/.386
Career year (1982) 21 HRs, 97 RBIs, .295/.328/.486, 42 doubles

Teams | Cardinals (1978-80), Padres (81-86), Orioles (87-88), Giants (89-91)

Acquired | Traded by the Cardinals with John Littlefield, Al Olmsted, Mike Phillips, Kim Seaman, Steve Swisher and John Urrea to the Padres for Rollie Fingers, Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and a player to be named later on Dec. 8, 1980.

Gone | Traded by the Padres with Mark Williamson to the Orioles for Storm Davis on Oct. 30, 1986.

Resume
• Four-time All-Star (1981, 83, 85, 87)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1983)

Rollie Fingers



Player most similar to | Rich Gossage
Pitches | 1. Fastball  2. Slider  3. Forkball (developed 1979)

Career statistics | 114-118, 2.90 ERA, 341 saves
Career year (1981) 6-3, 1.04 ERA, 28 saves

Teams | Athletics (1968-76) Padres (77-80) Brewers (81-82, 84-85)

Acquired | Signed a five-year contract with the Padres on Dec. 14, 1976.

Gone | Traded by the Padres with Gene Tenace, Bob Shirley and a player to be named later to the for Terry Kennedy, John Littlefield, Al Olmsted, Mike Phillips, Kim Seaman, Steve Swisher and John Urrea on Dec. 8, 1980. Four days later, Fingers was traded by the Cardinals with Ted Simmons and Pete Vuckovich to the Brewers for Lary Sorensen, Sixto Lezcano, David Green and Dave LaPoint.

Resume
• Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame (1992)
• AL MVP Award (1981)
• AL Cy Young Award (1981)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1975, 81)
• Top three in Cy Young Award voting (1975, 81)
• Seven-time All-Star (1973-76, 78, 81-82)
• World Series MVP (1974)
• Combined no-hitter with Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott and Paul Lindblad (Sept. 28, 1975)

League leader
• Saves (1977-78, 81)

February 15, 1980

Gaylord Perry



Player most similar to | Phil Niekro
Pitches | 1. Spitball  2. Slider  3. Fastball  4. Curve  5. Forkball (developed 1970)  6. Change

Career statistics | 314-265, 3.11 ERA, 3,534 Ks, 5,350 IPs
Career year (1972) 24-16, 1.92 ERA, 234 Ks, 342.2 IPs

Teams | Giants (1962-71), Cleveland (72-75), Rangers (75-77), Padres (78-79), Rangers (80), Yankees (80), Atlanta (81), Mariners (82-83), Royals (83)

Acquired | Traded by the Rangers to the Padres for Dave Tomlin and $125,000 on Jan. 25, 1978.

Gone | Traded by the Padres with Tucker Ashford and Joe Carroll (minors) to the Rangers for Willie Montanez on Feb. 15, 1980.

Resume
• Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame (1991)
• Two Cy Young awards (1972, 78)
• First pitcher to win Cy Young Award in both leagues
• Top three in Cy Young Award voting (1970, 72, 78)
• Five-time All-Star (1966, 70, 72, 74, 79)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1972, 78)
• No-hitter (Sept. 17, 1968: Giants 1, Cardinals 0)

League leader
• Wins (1970, 72, 78)
• Innings pitched (1969-70)
• Complete games (1972-73)
• Wild pitches (1973, 82)