Thursday, December 12, 2013

1978 Topps Baseball #41 - Burt Hooton


  • Burt Hooton had his best season in 1978. He won 19 games and finished second in NL Cy Young Award balloting.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular Season: 19-10, 2.71 ERA in 32 starts
    • NL Championship Series: 0-0, 7.71 ERA in 1 start
    • World Series: 1-1, 6.48 ERA in 2 starts
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Aug 6 - Pitched a four hitter as the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1. The Dodger win knocked the Giants out of first place in the NL West.
    • Sept 12 - Shut out the Giants 8-0 in the Dodgers' final game of the season against their rivals. The Dodger win put them six games ahead of the Giants and 6 1/2 games ahead of the Cincinnati Reds with 17 games to play.
    • Oct 11 - Allowed three runs in six innings and earned the win as the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 4-3 in game 2 of the World Series.