Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #142 - John Montefusco


  • John Montefusco bounced back from having a losing record in 1977 to having a winning record in 1978. It was his last winning record until 1983.
  • Candlestick Park had artificial turf for most of the 1970s. It was installed in 1971 to keep the dust down and was removed after the 1978 football season.
  • 1978 Stats: 11-9, 3.81 ERA in 36 starts
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 15 - Allowed one unearned run in a complete game 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
    • Aug 2 - Went the distance and earned the victory in San Francisco's 4-2 win over the Houston Astros.