Sunday, April 20, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #140 - Rollie Fingers

  • Rollie Fingers spent four seasons as a San Diego Padre, but I never got used to seeing him in that uniform.
  • Fingers led the NL with 37 saves in 1978. Rollie was an NL All Star and pitched two scoreless innings in the 1978 All Star Game.
  • 1978 Stats: 6-13, 37 saves, 2.62 ERA in 67 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 7 - Pitched two scoreless innings and earned the save as the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in the opening game for both teams.
    • June 10 - Allowed one run in four innings and earned the save in San Diego's 10-8 win over the  Chicago Cubs.
    • Aug 26 - Picked up his 30th save by pitching two scoreless innings as the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1.