Friday, November 15, 2013

1978 Topps Baseball #14 - Lerrin LaGrow

  • Lerrin LaGrow was the closer for the White Sox in 1978. He didn't get as many save opportunities in 1978 as he did in the previous season.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • 6-5, 16 saves, 4.40 ERA in 52 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 11 - Came in with two men on and nobody out in the 9th inning and pitched out of the jam without allowing a run. The White Sox won the game 2-1.
    • June 15 - Pitched a scoreless 9th inning to save the game for starter Steve Stone. The White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 3-1. It was Chicago's 17th win in 19 games. 
    • July 7 - Was quoted as saying, "You can't change 25 men. So if you want to try something new you change the manager. Can Doby change 25 men? I guess we'll have to wait and see." Bob Lemon had just been replaced as manager of the White Sox by Larry Doby. The team didn't fare better -- Lemon was 34-40 and Doby was 37-50.