Sunday, January 5, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #60 - Thurman Munson


  • Thurman Munson started the 1978 season going "incognito." He didn't want to talk to the press because he felt he was burned the previous year. Munson wrote (with Marty Appel) an autobiography in 1978.
  • Munson's power numbers were down, but he was still a very valuable part of the Yankees. Thurman made his 7th (and final) All Star Game, but he didn't play in the game.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular Season: .297, 6 HR, 71 RBI in 154 games.
    • AL Championship Series: .278 (5 for 18), 1 HR, 2 RBI in 4 games
    • World Series: .320 (8 for 25), 7 RBI in 6 games
  • 1978 Highlights: 
    • May 5 - Went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI in New York's 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
    • May 21 - Had three hits and five RBI as the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1.
    • Oct 6  - Hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to put the Yankees ahead 6-5.