However, despite a fine offensive season, he hit only 11 home runs, eliciting this quote from Murcer, " Patty Hearst could be hiding in Candlestick's upper deck and nobody would ever find her", referring to how tough it was to hit long balls at the park where the Giants played their home games. Author Zander Hollander noted that season that "only Murcer's dwindling power keeps him from superstar status" since other than the lack of home runs Murcer had a fine year in his first season as a Giant, although one of Murcer's homers was a bottom of the ninth solo shot in a 1–0 win against Phillies left-handed pitcher Jim Kaat.
Following the end of his ten year career, like Hall, Curtis went into coaching youth sports. While coaching varsity football, he was arrested on six counts of criminal sexual conduct after accusations were brought against him by three underage girls in his charge. Turns out, he had also been fired from previous coaching jobs after rumors circulated that he was getting too handsy with the female students. Though Curtis continues to deny any misconduct , in 2013 he was found guilty on all six counts and sentenced to 7 to 15 years in prison.