Monday, March 3, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #110 - Richie Zisk

  • Richie Zisk signed with the Texas Rangers as a free agent after the 1977 season. Topps airbrushed Zisk into a Rangers uniform.
  • Zisk was an AL all star for the second straight year. He played in every game until July 14 and then sat out three games. Richie went on the disabled list in late July and missed three weeks.
  • 1978 Stats: .262, 22 HR, 85 RBI
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 28 - Hit a 2-run home run off of closer Bill Campbell in the bottom of the 11th inning to lead the Rangers to a come from behind 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox. He also singled in two runs in the 6th inning.
    • April 30 - Doubled in the tying run (again off of Campbell) in the bottom of the 9th inning. Bobby Thompson, pinch running for Zisk, scored the winning run later in the inning. The Rangers beat the Red Sox 2-1. It was the Rangers' 6th straight win.
    • Aug 25 - Hit a grand slam as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1.