Today we post up a missing 1977 card for San Diego padres pitcher Jerry Johnson, who would have his final card the following year in the 1978 set as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays:
Johnson, who I always remember as the man with the “iron jaw”, appeared
in 24 games for the Padres in 1976, going 1-3 with a bloated 5.31 earned
run average over 39 innings pitched.
In 1977 he would be a member of the inaugural Blue Jay team, his last
season in the Big Leagues, going 2-4 with an ERA of 4.60 over 43
appearances and 86 innings pitched.
His finest season would have to be 1972 when he was with the San
Francisco Giants, a year which saw him post a record of 12-9 with a nice
2.97 earned run average over 67 appearances, all out of the bullpen,
with 18 saves in 109 innings pitched.
All told, by the time he retired, he finished up with a record of 48-51,
with an ERA of 4.31 and 41 saves over 365 appearances and 770.2 innings