Sunday, December 29, 2013

1978 Topps Baseball #53 - Phil Garner


  • Phil Garner split time between second base and third base for the Pirates in 1978. He started the season playing mainly at third and finished playing mainly at second. 
  • 1978 Stats: .261, 10 HR, 66 RBI in 154 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 21 - Scored both runs as the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1.
    • Sept 2 - Went 3 for 4 and scored the winning run in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves
    • Sept 14 - Hit a grand slam in the 6th inning as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4.
    • Sept 15 - Hit a grand slam in the first inning to help the Pirates beat the Montreal Expos 6-1. It was the  first time in 77 years that a player hit a grand slam in consecutive games.