Thursday, April 24, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #143 - Keith Hernandez

  • Keith Hernandez won the first of 11 straight Gold Glove awards in 1978. He would be the reigning NL Gold Glove winner at first base from 1978-1988. Hernandez had a fall-off at the plate in 1978 -- it would be his worst offensive season between 1976 and 1988.
  • 1978 Stats: .255, 11 HR, 64 RBI in 159 games
  • 1978 Highlights: 
    • April 10 - Went 4 for 5 in the Cardinals' 11-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
    • May 29 - Scored two runs and had three hits to help the Cardinals beat the New York Mets 6-2.
    • Aug 20 - Had two hits and scored three runs as St. Louis beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4.