Monday, December 23, 2013

1978 Topps Baseball #46 - Al Cowens


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  • Al Cowens had a drop-off in 1978 after finishing second in AL MVP voting in 1977. Cowens missed a month of the season because of strained ligaments. The rest did Al some good. Cowens was batting .249 before the injury -- his hitting picked up after he came back in late July and he ended up at .274.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular Season: .274, 5 HR, 63 RBI in 132 games
    • AL Championship Series: .133 (2 for 15) in 4 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 10 - Had two triples and knocked in three runs to lead the Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
    • Aug 22 - Had three hits, including a 3-run home run, as the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3.