Willie Montanez

Guillermo Montanez Naranjo
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 193 lbs.
Born: April 1, 1948 in Catano, Puerto Rico
Signed: 1965 by the St. Louis Cardinals
Acquired: traded from the Atlanta Braves as part of a four-team deal, December 1977; the Texas Rangers sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs, and Eddie Miller to the Braves; the Rangers sent
Tom Grieve and a player to be named later (Ken Henderson) to the Mets; the Rangers sent Bert Blyleven to the Pittsburgh Pirates; the Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson Norman to the Rangers; the Mets sent Jon Matlack to the Rangers and John Milner to the Pirates
Departed: traded to the Rangers for two players to be named later (
Ed Lynch and Mike Jorgensen), August 1979

 

Willie had seasons of 30 home runs, 100 RBI, and 200 hits; just never together. He was known as a "hot dog" player, and the rapidity with which he changed big-league addresses seems to indicate the validity of that assertion. He's shown here on a late '70s Kellogg's card, and he's pictured on several more cards below, including one that he autographed.

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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
==========================================================================================
1966 Cal AL    8    2   2    0   0  0   0   0    0  1  0   2   0   0   0  0 .000 .000 .000
1970 Phi NL   18   25   3    6   0  0   0   3    6  0  0   4   1   0   0  0 .269 .240 .240
1971 Phi NL  158  599  78  153  27  6  30  99  282  4  7 105  67   3   1 13 .327 .471 .255
1972 Phi NL  147  531  60  131  39  3  13  64  215  1  3 108  58   1   2  4 .320 .405 .247
1973 Phi NL  146  552  69  145  16  5  11  65  204  2  6  80  46   6   1  4 .324 .370 .263
1974 Phi NL  143  527  55  160  33  1   7  79  216  3  6  57  32   3   2  7 .343 .410 .304
1975 2teams  156  602  61  182  34  2  10 101  250  6  3  62  49   4   2 10 .353 .415 .302
1976 2teams  163  650  74  206  29  2  11  84  272  2  5  47  36   1   1  3 .352 .418 .317
1977 Atl NL  136  544  70  156  31  1  20  68  249  1  1  60  35   0   0  3 .328 .458 .287
1978 *METS*  
159  609  66  156  32  0  17  96  239  9  4  92  60   1   0  9 .320 .392 .256
1979 2teams  147  554  55  142  25  0  13  71  206  0  2  62  33   2   1  6 .297 .372 .256
1980 2teams  142  500  40  136  12  4   6  64  174  3  5  55  39   3   0  6 .325 .348 .272
1981 2teams   55  100   8   21   0  1   1   6   26  0  0  11   5   0   0  0 .248 .260 .210
1982 2teams   54   48   4   10   1  0   0   2   11  0  0   6   4   0   0  0 .269 .229 .208
==========================================================================================
METS TOTALS  268 1019 102  252  51  0  22 143  369  9  5 140  85   2   1 14 .303 .362 .247
OTHER CLUBS 1364 4824 543 1352 228 25 117 659 1981 23 37 611 380  22   9 51 .332 .411 .280
==========================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1632 5843 645 1604 279 25 139 802 2350 32 42 751 465  24  10 65 .327 .402 .275

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==========================================================================================
1975 Phi NL   21   84   9   24   8  0   2  16   38  1  0  12   4   0   1  1 .315 .452 .286
1975 S F NL  135  518  52  158  26  2   8  85  212  5  3  50  45   4   1  9 .359 .409 .305
1976 S F NL   60  230  22   71  15  2   2  20   96  2  1  15  15   1   1  2 .351 .417 .309
1976 Atl NL  103  420  52  135  14  0   9  64  176  0  4  32  21   0   0  1 .353 .419 .321
1979 *METS*  109  410  36   96  19  0   5  47  130  0  1  48  25   1   1  5 .277 .317 .234
1979 Tex NL   38  144  19   46   6  0   8  24   76  0  1  14   8   1   0  1 .357 .528 .319
1980 S D NL  128  481  39  132  12  4   6  63  170  3  4  52  36   3   0  6 .325 .353 .274
1980 Mon NL   14   19   1    4   0  0   0   1    4  0  1   3   3   0   0  0 .318 .211 .211
1981 Mon NL   26   62   6   11   0  1   0   5   13  0  0   9   4   0   0  0 .227 .210 .177
1981 Pit NL   29   38   2   10   0  0   1   1   13  0  0   2   1   0   0  0 .282 .342 .263
1982 Pit NL   36   32   4    9   1  0   0   1   10  0  0   3   3   0   0  0 .343 .313 .281
1982 Phi NL   18   16   0    1   0  0   0   1    1  0  0   3   1   0   0  0 .118 .063 .063

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This is a list of the Willie Montanez 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.

1974 Topps

1975 Hostess

1975 Kellogg's

1975 Topps

1971 Topps #138 (Phillies Rookies)

1973 Topps #97

1974 Topps #515

1975 Hostess #137
1975 Kellogg's #31

1975 Topps #162

1975 Topps Mini #162

1976 Topps (autographed)

1977 Topps Cloth Stickers

1979 Topps

1976 SSPC #103
1976 Topps #181
1976 Topps #181
(autographed)

1977 Hostess Twinkies #19 (complete panel)
1977 Kellogg's #31
1977 Topps #410
1977 Topps Cloth Stickers #29

1978 O-Pee-Chee #43
1978 Topps #38

1979 Topps #305

1980 Topps

1981 Fleer

1981 Topps

1982 Topps

1980 Topps #224

1981 Fleer #506
1981 Topps #559

1982 Fleer #486
1982 Topps #458

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #279
1991 Upper Deck Philadelphia Phillies Heroes Stadium Giveaway Sheets (with Larry Bowa; 05950/42,000)

2001 Upper Deck Decade 1970's Game-Used Bat #B-WM (game-used bat)

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