Sunday, October 26, 2014

1962 Topps San Francisco Giants team set (-1)

Here is the complete 1962 Topps San Francisco Giants baseball card team set--minus one: Johnny Orsino #377.  This was the first year that the Giants went to the World Series since moving to San Francisco in 1958.  It was also the last time that the Giants would make it to the World Series until 1989.

The primary position players were: Tom Haller C, Orlando Cepeda 1B, Chuck Hiller 2B, Jose Pagan SS, Jim Davenport 3B, Harvey Kuenn LF, Willie Mays CF, and Felipe Alou RF.  Other position players involved in at least half of season games include: Tom Haller C, Ed Bailey C, and Willie McCovey LF.

The primary starters in order of most season starts include: Billy O'Dell, Jack Sanford, Juan Marichal, Billy Pierce, and Mike McCormick.  The relief pitchers were: Don Larsen, Bobby Bolin, Jim Duffalo, and Gaylord Perry.  The closer was Stu Miller.

Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famers from the 1962 Giants team include Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey, and Gaylord Perry

The team's All-Stars that year were: Willie Mays, Jim Davenport, Felipe Alou, Orlando Cepeda, and Juan Marichal.

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