The Cardinals drafted Huntz from the Orioles' organization in December 1964 after
he showed fine fielding skills in his first pro season, but he broke a leg in spring
training and missed all of 1965. His only significant ML action came with the Padres
in their sophomore season, 1970, when he had career highs of .219, 11 HR, and 54
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 23, 1970: Giants manager Clyde King is fired following a 15-inning 17–16 loss to San Diego in which they blow an 8–0 lead. Charlie Fox is named as the new skipper. A 15th inning home run by Steve Huntz, one of nine homers in the game, ends the 5 hour, 29 minute affair.