Friday, January 17, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #72 - Andre Dawson


  • Andre Dawson fell off a little bit from his 1977 Rookie of the Year season. Dawson led the NL in times hit by a pitch with 12. It was the first of four times he would lead the league in that category.
  • 1978 Stats: .253, 25 HR, 72 RBI in 157 games
  • 1978 Highlights: 
    • April 16 - Went 3 for 3 with a home run, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored as the Expos beat the New York Mets 4-1.
    • May 7, May 7 - Had a great doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds. In the first game Dawson hit a home run, knocked in two runs, and scored three runs in Montreal's 19-5 win. In the second game Andre went 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI in the Expos' 4-2 loss.
    • Aug 21 - Went 4 for 4 with a solo home run to help the Expos beat the LA Dodgers 4-2.