Strain appeared in 169 games for the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs between 1979-1981. In 520 at bats he hit .250 with one home run. His best year came in his second season with the Giants. Strain saw action in 77 games that year and hit .286 with a career-high 16 RBIs. He also scored 26 runs.
Strain’s first game came on June 28, 1979 at Candlestick Park against the Houston Astros. He started at second base and did not have a hit in three at bats.
We featured Strain’s toughest pitcher, J.R. Richard, in March of 2018.
Joe Strain – career stats