Craig Swan

Craig Steven Swan
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: November 30, 1950 in Van Nuys, CA
Drafted: 3rd round 1972 by the Mets
Departed: released, May 1984

 

Craig bore the unenviable burden of being the ace of the Mets' staff after the departures of Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack. He did well, though, even leading the NL in ERA in 1978. Despite constantly battling injuries, he managed to pace the Mets in victories twice and in ERA three times. Craig is shown here on a 1979 Topps Comic, which was actually a gum wrapper. A card celebrating Craig's 1978 ERA championship is among those shown below.

    

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PITCHING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L   PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
===========================================================================
1973 *METS*   3   1  0    8.1  0  1  .000   16   9   8   4   2   0  0  8.64
1974 *METS*   7   5  0   30.1  1  3  .250   28  19  15  10  21   0  0  4.45
1975 *METS*   6   6  0   31.0  1  3  .250   38  22  22  19  13   0  0  6.39
1976 *METS*  23  22  2  132.1  6  9  .400  129  64  52  89  44   1  0  3.54
1977 *METS*  26  24  2  146.2  9 10  
.474  153  76  69  71  56   1  0  4.23
1978 *METS*  29  28  5  207.1  9  6  .600  164  62  56 125  58   1  0  2.43
1979 *METS*  35  
35 10  251.1 14 13  .519  241 102  92 145  57   3  0  3.29
1980 *METS*  21  21  4  128.1  5  9  .357  117  59  51  79  30   1  0  3.58
1981 *METS*   5   3  0   13.2  0  2  .000   10   6   5   9   1   0  0  3.29
1982 *METS*  37  21  2  166.1 11  7  .611  165  70  62  67  37   0  1  3.35
1983 *METS*  27  18  0   96.1  2  8  .200  112  63  59  43  42   0  1  5.51
1984 2teams  12   1  0   23.2  1  1  .500   26  23  23  12   7   0  0  8.75
===========================================================================
METS TOTALS 229 184 25 1230.2 59 71  .454 1191 569 508 671 368   7  2  3.72
OTHER CLUBS   2   1  0    5.0  0  1  .000    8   6   6   2   0   0  0 10.80
===========================================================================
CAREER TOTS 231 185 25 1235.2 59 72  .450 1199 575 514 673 368   7  2  3.74

seasons highlighted in blue denote he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Pitcher of the Year

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS CG     IP  W  L   PCT    H   R  ER  SO  BB ShO SV   ERA
===========================================================================
1984 *METS*  10   0  0   18.2  1  0 1.000   18  17  17  10   7   0  0  8.20
1984 Cal AL   2   1  0    5.0  0  1  .000    8   6   6   2   0   0  0 10.80

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This is a list of the Craig Swan 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.

1977 Topps

1979 Hostess

1979 Topps

1981 Fleer

1983 Donruss

1974 Topps #602 (Rookie Pitchers)

1975 Stewart Sandwiches Tidewater Tides

1976 SSPC #558
1976 Topps #494

1979 Topps

1977 Topps #94

1978 Topps #621

1979 Hostess ##41
1979 Sportscasters
1979 Topps #7
(ERA Leaders)
1979 Topps #334
1979 Topps Comics #27

1980 Topps #8
1980 Topps Supers #41
(gray back)

1981 Coca-Cola Mets #8
1981 Donruss #155
1981 Fleer #319
1981 Topps #189

1982 Donruss #589
1982 Fleer #538
1982 Mets Photo Album
1982 Topps #592

1979 Sportscasters

1980 Topps Supers

1983 Donruss #254
1983 Fleer #557
1983 Fleer Stamps
(with question)
1983 Fleer Star Stickers #231
(uncut)
1983 O-Pee-Chee #292

1983 Topps #292
1983 Topps #621
(Mets Leaders)
1983 Topps Stickers #262

1984 Donruss #441
1984 Fleer #600
1984 Fleer Update #U-115
1984 Nestlé #763
1984 Topps #763
1984 Topps Traded #116T
1984 Topps Traded Tiffany #116T

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #391

2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides (blue deck, ten of spades)

2013 Caesars 1973 Mets (jack of clubs)

2015 Topps Originals Buybacks (1978 Topps #621)
2015 Topps Originals Buybacks
(1980 Topps #8)

Other Craig Swan memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)

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