Thursday, April 17, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #137 - Craig Kusick


  • Craig Kusick was a DH and a firstbaseman for the Twins in 1978. Kusick was a good pinch hitter and backup in previous seasons, but he struggled in 1978.
  • It's interesting that most of his cards feature him wearing dark glasses.
  • 1978 Stats: .173, 4 HR, 20 RBI in 77 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 14 - Went 3 for 5 with 5 RBI in Minnesota's 14-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners
    • May 24 - Appeared as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 out and the Twins trailing the Texas Rangers 2-1 and hit a home run to tie the game. The Twins eventually lost 3-2 in 11 innings.