Friday, March 21, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball # 125 - George Scott

  • This was George Scott's last year as a starting first baseman. He was out for about five weeks from late April to early June. He initially went out due to back trouble. George came back from the disabled list on May 15 and broke the middle finger on his throwing hand and was out for another couple of weeks. Scott slumped to his lowest offensive numbers since 1968. He appears to be in a jovial mood on this card though.
  • Scott passed away on July 28, 2013.
  • 1978 Stats: .233, 12 HR, 54 RBI in 120 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Aug 29 - Hit a grand slam in the 5th inning of Boston's 10-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners
    • Aug 30 - Went 3 for 5 with a triple and a run scored as Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1. He also had two hits in the second game of the doubleheader, but the Red Sox lost that one 7-6. 
    • Sept 27  - Had three hits, including a 2-run home run, as Boston beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3.