Jerry Grote

Gerald Wayne Grote
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: October 6, 1942 in San Antonio, TX
Signed: 1962 by the Houston Colt .45s
Acquired: traded from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later (
Tom Parsons) and cash, October 1965
Departed: traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named later (Dan Smith and Randy Rogers), August 1977

 

Jerry was a superb defensive catcher who was named to two NL All-Star teams while he was with the Mets. This is his card from the 1976 Hostess set. Eight Topps cards (and four more of the "stamp" variety) spanning Jerry's fine career appear below the stats box.

        

  

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
=========================================================================================
1963 Hou NL    3    5   0    1   0  0  0   1    1  0  0   3   1   0   0  1 .286 .200 .200
1964 Hou NL  100  298  26   54   9  3  3  24   78  0  2  75  20   4   0  3 .240 .262 .181
1966 *METS*  120  317  26   75  12  2  3  31  100  4  3  81  40   3   3  1 .327 .315 .237
1967 *METS*  120  344  25   67   8  0  4  23   87  2  2  65  14   1   4  4 .226 .253 .195
1968 *METS*  124  404  29  114  18  0  3  31  141  1  5  81  44   3   3  0 .357 .349 .282
1969 *METS*  113  365  38   92  12  3  6  40  128  2  1  59  32   1   6  2 .313 .351 .252
1970 *METS*  126  415  38  106  14  1  2  34  128  2  1  39  36   1   6  5 .313 .308 .255
1971 *METS*  125  403  35  109  
25  0  2  35  140  1  4  47  40   2   4  1 .339 .347 .270
1972 *METS*   64  205  15   43   5  1  3  21   59  1  0  27  26   3   4  3 .304 .288 .210
1973 *METS*   84  285  17   73  10  2  1  32   90  0  0  23  13   1   5  1 .290 .316 .256
1974 *METS*   97  319  25   82   8  1  5  36  107  0  1  33  33   2   4  5 .326 .335 .257
1975 *METS*  119  386  28  114  14  5  2  39  144  0  1  23  38   1   0  3 .357 .373 .295
1976 *METS*  101  323  30   88  14  2  4  28  118  1  2  19  38   1   3  1 .350 .365 .272
1977 2teams   60  142  11   38   3  1  0  11   43  0  1  17  11   2   3  0 .329 .303 .268
1978 L A NL   41   70   5   19   5  0  0   9   24  0  0   5  10   0   1  2 .354 .343 .271
1981 2teams   24   58   4   17   3  1  1   9   25  1  0   3   3   1   1  1 .332 .431 .293
=========================================================================================
METS TOTALS 1235 3881 314  994 143 18 35 357 1278 14 20 509 363  21  44 26 .321 .329 .256
OTHER CLUBS  186  458  38   98  17  4  4  47  135  1  3  91  36   5   3  7 .275 .295 .214
=========================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1421 4339 352 1092 160 22 39 404 1413 15 23 600 399  26  47 33 .316 .326 .252

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
=========================================================================================
1977 *METS*   42  115   8   31   3  1  0   7   36  0  0  12   9   2   2  0 .333 .313 .270
1978 L A NL   18   27   3    7   0  0  0   4    7  0  1   5   2   0   1  0 .310 .259 .259
1981 K C AL   22   56   4   17   3  1  1   9   25  1  0   2   3   1   1  1 .344 .446 .304
1981 L A NL    2    2   0    0   0  0  0   0    0  0  0   1   0   0   0  0 .000 .000 .000

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This is a list of the Jerry Grote cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1964 Topps

1965 Topps

1967 Topps

1969 Topps

1964 Topps #226 (Colts Rookies)

1965 Topps #504

1966 Topps #328

1967 Topps #413

1968 Topps #582

1969 Topps Stamps

1969 MLB Official
Stamps

1974 Topps Stamps

1971 MLB Official
Stamps

1969 Milton Bradley game card
1969 Sports Collectors MLB Official Photostamps
1969 The News Portfolio of Stars by Stark
reprint
1969 Topps #55

1969 Topps Stamps

1970 Topps

1971 Topps

1976 Topps

1979 Topps

1970 Topps #183

1971 Dell MLB Official Photostamps
1971 Topps #278
1971 Topps
(blank back)

1972 Topps #655

1973 Topps #113

1974 Topps #311
1974 Topps #478
(World Series Game 7)
1974 Topps Stamps

1975 Dairylea Picture Pak
1975 Topps #158

1976 Hostess #78
1976 Topps #143

1977 Dairylea Mets Photo Album

1978 Topps #464

1979 Topps #279

1981 TCMA The 1960's #438

1984-89 O'Connell & Son Ink #186

1987 TCMA Baseball's Greatest Teams 1969 Mets #8-1969

1989 Susan Rini 1969 Mets Postcards #11
1989 Topps Senior League #34

1989-90 T&M Senior League #41

1990 Pacific Senior League #120, #125
1990 Target Los Angeles Dodgers #303

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #153
1991 Swell
(Impel) Baseball Greats #36

1994 Ron Lewis '69 Mets 25th Anniversary Postcards #17 (02767 of 25,000)
1994 Spectrum Miracle of '69 #8, #46, #66
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #181

2002 Topps Super Teams #95
2002 Topps Super Teams Retrofractor #95
(1723/1969)

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #70
2005
Topps Retired Signature Edition
#TA-JG (autographed)

2006 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (two of clubs)

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (king of diamonds)
2013 Hero Decks Mets Heroes (two of clubs)

2014 Topps 75th Anniversary Buybacks (1975 Topps #158)

Other Jerry Grote memorabilia in my collection:

1960s Hollander Jerry Grote model catcher's mitt
1967 Coca-Cola
bottle cap #V34

 

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