Saturday, April 19, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #139 - Wayne Gross


  • Wayne Gross went from being an "all star" in 1977 to spending some time in the minors in 1978. Wayne struggled early and never really got untracked. It was the toughest season of Wayne's 11 year career.
  • 1978 Stats: 
    • Oakland A's: .200, 7 HR, 23 RBI in 118 games
    • Vancouver Canadians (AAA): .411, 3 HR, 10 RBI in 17 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 14 - Hit a home run in the bottom of the 7th inning to put the A's ahead to stay in a 2-1 victory over the California Angels.
    • May 20 - Hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning as the A's beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3.
    • June 5 - Went 3 for 4 with two RBI to help the A's beat the Boston Red Sox 9-7.