Monday, April 7, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #127 - Chet Lemon

  • Chet Lemon had a good season for the Chicago White Sox in 1978. He batted .300 and made the AL All Star team for the first time (entered the game as a late inning defensive repalcement). Lemon played in only 105 games. He missed a week in May and then had two stints on the 15-day disabled list (late July and mid August).
  • 1978 Stats: .300, 13 HR, 55 RBI in 105 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 7 - Went 2 for 3 with two runs scored (including the tying run in the bottom of the 9th) to help the White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on opening day.
    • June 27 - Hit two home runs in Chicago's 10-6 win over the Seattle Mariners.
    • July 3 - Hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to lead the White Sox to a 7-6 come from behind win over the Texas Rangers.