Thursday, April 10, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #130 - Jeff Burroughs


  • Jeff Burroughs must have had a great Strat-O-Matic card in 1978. He led the NL in walks (117) and in on base percentage (.432) and had a career-high .529 slugging percentage. Jeff was an All Star for the second (and final) time. 
  • Burroughs played through the 1985 season, but he never appeared in more than 116 games after the 1978 season.
  • 1978 Stats: .301, 23 HR, 77 RBI in 153 games.
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April  23 - Had four hits (including a home run) and knocked in three runs, but it wasn't enough as the Braves lost to the San Diego Padres 5-4.
    • July 2 - Walked four times and scored the tying run in the bottom of the 7th inning of Atlanta's 9-7 win over the San Francisco Giants.
    • Aug 28 - Hit two home runs and knocked in three runs as the Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3.