Monday, November 11, 2013

1978 Topps Baseball #10 - Phil Niekro


  • Here is Knucksie posing in Candlestick Park. The field had artificial turf from 1970-1978.
  • Phil had a good year in 1978. He led the NL in losses (18) and in home runs allowed (41), but he also led the league in innings pitched (334.1), starts (42), and complete games. Niekro won the first of his five Gold Glove awards and appeared in the All Star Game
  • 1978 Stats:
    • 19-18, 1 save, 2.88 ERA in 44 games (42 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights: