Tuesday, March 4, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #111 - Mike Tyson

  • Mike Tyson was the starting second baseman for the Cardinals in 1978. It would be his last season as the full-time 2B for the team. Mike was right at league average in fielding, but his offense left something to be desired. Ken Oberkfell came up the following season and took over the starting job at 2B. 
  • 1978 Stats: .233, 3 HR, 26 RBI in 125 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 30 - Doubled in the winning run in the 10th inning of the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Montreal Expos
    • Sept 4 - Doubled and scored what would be the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning as the Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2.