Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #128 - Bill Russell





  • Bill Russell had one of his better seasons in 1978. He had career highs in doubles (32) and in batting average (.286). Bill batted over .400 in both the NL Championship Series and the World Series.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular season: .286, 3 HR, 46 RBI in 55 games
    • NL Championship Series: .412 (7 for 17) in 4 games
    • World Series: .423 (11 for 26) in 6 games
  • 1978 Highlights: 
    • April 26 - Had four hits in the Dodgers' 14-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Bill was off to a slow start but his batting average jumped from .209 to .250 after this game.
    • Oct 7 - Had three hits and knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to clinch the NL Championship Series for the Dodgers. The Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3 games to 1.
    • Oct 10: Went 3 for 5 with a run scored as the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 11-5 in game 1 of the World Series.