Friday, January 10, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #65 - Ken Singleton

  • Ken Singleton had surgery on his throwing elbow to remove bone chips before the 1978 season. Ken started the 1978 season hitting well for average (.341 at the end of April), but it took a while for him to hit with power. Singleton hit his first home run of the season on April 30 and had only three home runs at the end of May. Ken still had a good season, but not as good as 1977 (3rd in MVP voting) and 1979 (2nd in MVP voting).
  • 1978 Stats: .293, 20 HR, 81 RBI
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 30 - Hit his first home run of the season and knocked in four runs in Baltimore's 8-7 win over the Chicago White Sox.
    • June 4 - Went 3 for 4 with a home run and knocked in all four Oriole runs as Baltimore beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1.
    • July 19 - Had four hits to help the Orioles beat the White Sox 10-3.