Monday, February 3, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #90 - Larry Bowa


  • Larry Bowa finished third in NL MVP voting in 1978. Bowa had three of the 24 first place votes in the balloting. Although his stats look rather ordinary, Bowa was 5th (3rd among non-pitchers) in Wins Above Replacement for those who received votes. 
  • Larry also won a Gold Glove and was an NL All Star. Bowa led the NL with 153 singles.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular season: .294, 3 HR, 43 RBI, 27 stolen bases in 157 games
    • NL Championship Series: .333 (6 for 18) in 4 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 15 - Had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning of Philadelphia's 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
    • May 20 - Went 4 for 6 and scored twice as the Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-4.