Monday, January 20, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #75 - Dick Ruthven


  • Dick Ruthven was a below .500 pitcher for the Atlanta Braves in the beginning of the 1978 season. On June 15 Ruthven was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies (where he started his career) for Gene Garber. The Phillies needed help in their starting rotation and they had a surplus of good relief pitchers. Dick went 13-5 in 20 starts for the Phillies and helped them to their third straight NL East title. 
  • 1978 Stats: 
    • Atlanta Braves: 2-6, 4.11 ERA in 13 starts
    • Philadelphia Phillies: 13-5. 2.99 ERA in 20 starts
    • TOTAL: 15-11, 3.38 ERA in 33 starts
    • NL Championship Series: 0-1, 5.79 ERA in 1 start
  • 1978 Highlights: