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Clarence Edward Metzger

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[edit] Biographical Information

Butch Metzger tied Hooks Wiltse's major league record by winning the first 12 decisions of his career. Metzger's streak was from September 21, 1974, when he began his career with the San Francisco Giants, to August 8, 1976, when he was a member of the San Diego Padres. He also set a record by appearing in 77 games in his rookie season, which was the seventh highest in National League history at the time. He shared the 1976 National League Rookie of the Year Award with Pat Zachry of the Cincinnati Reds.

He later became a Texas Rangers scout, signing Robbie Erlin, Tommy Mendonca, Luis Ortiz and Joe Wieland.

[edit] Notable Achievements

NL Rookie of the Year
1975 1976 1977
John Montefusco Butch Metzger& Pat Zachry Andre Dawson

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