Sunday, January 12, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #67 - Claudell Washington


  • Claudell Washington wasn't playing a whole lot for the Texas Rangers in 1978. Claudell had an ankle injury while playing basketball in the offseason and got off to a slow start. On May 16 Washington was traded (with Rusty Torres) to the Chicago White Sox for Bobby Bonds. Washington missed almost a month from mid-May to mid-June.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Texas Rangers: .167 in 12 games
    • Chicago White Sox: .264, 6 HR, 31 RBI in 86 games
    • TOTAL: .253, 6 HR, 33 RBI in 98 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 24 - Tripled, homered, scored twice, and knocked in four runs to help the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4.
    • Aug 16 - Went 3 for 4 with three runs in Chicago's 6-2 win over Texas.