Saturday, February 15, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #100 - George Brett


  • George Brett missed some time due to injuries and batted under .300 for the first time in four seasons in 1978. George missed three weeks after injuring his shoulder while breaking up a double play on April 29. Brett also missed three weeks in late July and early August.
  • Although he played in only 128 games, Brett led the AL with 45 doubles.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular Season: .294, 9 HR, 62 RBI in 128 games
    • AL Championship Series: .389 (7 for 18, 3 HR, 7 runs scored) in 4 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 17 - Homered, doubled, scored twice and knocked in two runs in Kansas City's 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays
    • Sept 18 - Had four hits and scored twice as the Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 in 11 innings.
    • Oct 6 - Hit three solo home runs in a losing cause as the Royals lost to the New York Yankees 6-5 in game 3 of the AL Championship Series.