Friday, November 22, 2013

1978 Topps Baseball #22 - Charlie Hough

  • Charlie Hough had a good year as a reliever for the Dodgers. Charlie missed two weeks in April and early May. Hough struggled through the first two months of the season but he bounced back in June and had mostly good outings for the rest of the season.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular Season: 5-5, 7 saves, 3.28 ERA in 55 games
    • NL Championship Series: 0-0, 4.50 ERA in 1 game
    • World Series: 0-0, 8.44 ERA in 2 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 3 - Made his first appearance in two weeks and allowed one run in 2.2 innings. Hough contributed a single and a double, a run scored, and a run batted in.
    • June 15 - Relieved starter Rick Rhoden in the 9th inning and preserved a 3-0 shutout of the New York Mets.
    • July 6 - Pitched a scoreless top of the 11th inning and then became the winning pitcher when Davey Lopes hit a grand slam in the bottom of the 11th. The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1. Hough had stayed awake the previous night waiting for his wife to give birth to their second child and then came to the park for a day game.