Saturday, March 1, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #49 - Ed Kranepool

  • Ed Kranepool was mostly relegated to pinch hitting duties in 1978. Kranepool made only 15 defensive appearances during the season. It was Ed's penultimate season -- he would retire after the 1979 season.
  • 1978 Stats: .210, 3 HR, 19 RBI in 66 games (81 at bats)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 30 - Pinch hit for Tom Grieve in the 9th inning with the Mets behind 3-2 and singled in John Stearns with the tying run. Ed later scored the go-ahead run. The Mets scored a couple more times in the inning. The Mets needed those extra runs as the Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the 9th. The Mets won the game 6-5.
    • Sept 14 - Pinch hit for pitcher Mardie Cornejo  in the bottom of the 6th inning and hit a 3-run home run. The hit put the Mets ahead 7-6. The Mets beat the Expos by the same score.