Saturday, January 18, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #73 - Andy Hassler


  • Andy Hassler started the 1978 season with the Kansas City Royals. Andy didn't pitch until mid-May. He was a fifth starter and an occasional reliever for the next two months. Hassler was sold to the Boston Red Sox on July 24. He had a stint on the disabled list in August and was used as a reliever after coming off of the DL in late August.
  • It was interesting to notice Andy Hassler was never traded for anyone even though he played for six teams during his career. Andy was sold four times, released once, and was a free agent once.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Kansas City Royals: 1-4, 4.32 ERA in 11 games (9 starts)
    • Boston Red Sox: 2-1, 1 save, 3.00 ERA in 13 games (2 starts)
    • TOTAL: 3-5, 1 save, 3.87 ERA  in 24 games (11 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights: 
    • July 24 - Earned the win in his first appearance for the Red Sox. Hassler pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in Boston's 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins
    • Sept 18 - Was the winning pitcher in a 5-4, 11-inning victory over the Detroit Tigers. Andy allowed no runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched.