Monday, January 13, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #68 - Steve Foucault

  • Steve Foucault started the 1978 season with the Tigers. On August 16 Steve was acquired on waivers by the Kansas City Royals. Foucault stayed with the Royals for two weeks and then was designated for assignment in late August. 
  • Foucault had saves in his first three appearances and pitched well for most of the season. Steve was used sparingly during the season. Perhaps he was having arm or shoulder problems.
  • After leaving baseball Steve became a police officer. Foucault has been a pitching coach for various minor league teams since the 1990s.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Detroit Tigers: 2-4, 4 saves, 3.13 ERA in 24 games
    • Kansas City Royals: 0-0, 3.86 ERA in 3 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 15 - Pitched two scoreless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays to pick up his second save. The Tigers beat the Blue Jays 6-3.
    • May 16 - Held the Seattle Mariners scoreless for three innings and got the win as the Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 in 16 innings.