Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1978 Topps Baseball #19 - Darrell Porter


  • Darrell Porter finished 10th in AL MVP voting in 1978. Porter made the AL All Star team - he was a pinch hitter and fouled out to end the game. Darrell started 141 games behind the plate in both 1978 and in 1979.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular Season: .265, 18 HR, 78 RBI in 150 games
    • AL Championship Series: .357 (5 for 14), 3 RBI in 4 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 12 - Hit an inside the park home run to help the Royals to a 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
    • June 20 - Batted cleanup for the first time in 18 months and drove in two runs as the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2.
    • June 25 - Ejected from the game for charging the mound and throwing the first punch at pitcher Mike Lacey in a 6-3 Kansas City loss to the Oakland A's. There were some unkind words by both sides after the game.
    • Oct 4 - Had two hits and two RBI to help the Royals to a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees in game 2 of the AL Championship Series.