Thursday, February 20, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #105 - Reggie Cleveland

  • Reggie Cleveland wasn't with the Red Sox for very long in 1978. Cleveland pitched 1/3 of an inning and took the loss in a game on April 10 (he allowed one hit and an unearned run). Reggie was the 11th man on a 10-man staff and wasn't being used much, so on April 18 Reggie was sold to the Texas Rangers. Cleveland was successful as the main closer for the Rangers, leading the team in appearances and saves.
  • 1978 Stats: 
    • Boston Red Sox: 0-1, 0.00 ERA in 1 game
    • Texas Rangers: 5-7, 12 saves, 3.09 ERA in 53 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 28 - Pitched four innings and earned the win as the Rangers beat the Red Sox 5-4 in 11 innings.
    • Sept 12 - Went 2 2/3 innings without allowing a hit or a run and picked up the save in the Rangers' 7-5 win over the California Angels