Gary Pettis

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Gary on 1984 Donruss

Gary Pettis is the leadoff batter for California in the NES version of RBI. He is known for his blazing 140 speed, making him a terror on the basepaths. Pettis has very little power and doesn't get on base too much. As a result, many players substitute for him immediately, typically with Ruppert Jones or Rob Wilfong.

Pettis is also semi-famous for the batting technique named after him. The Pettis is frequently done by straight pitch players with many of the faster, low-power lefties.

RBI Stats

Bio

  • Born April 3, 1958 in Oakland, CA
  • Drafted by the California Angels in the 6th round of the 1979 amateur draft
  • Played in the Big Leagues from with California (1982 to 1987), Detroit (1988-1989, 1992), Texas (1990-1991) and San Diego (1992)
  • Won the Gold Glove in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, & 1990
  • Was in the top 5 in the American League in stolen bases for 6 total years
  • The all-time Angels stolen base leader (186)

Career Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1183 3629 568 855 109 49 21 259 354 521 958 .236 .332 .310 .642

Fun Fact

  • Gary had his younger brother sit in for his picture on his 1985 Topps baseball card.

RBI Baseball Cards

Gary Pettis 1987 Topps card
Gary Pettis 1987 Donruss card
Gary Pettis 1987 Fleer card


External Links

Pettis' stats on Baseball Reference