Friday, April 25, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #144 - Jesse Jefferson


  • Jesse Jefferson was the fourth starter for the Blue Jays, but he led the team in several categories (innings pitched, complete games, shutouts, and ). Jefferson took the loss in seven of his last eight starts to finish the season 7-16.
  • Jefferson died at the age of 62 of prostate cancer on September 8, 2011.
  • 1978 Stats: 7-16, 4.38 ERA in 31 games (30 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 23 - Shut out the Chicago White Sox on three hits for his first victory of the season.
    • June 2 - Went the distance and earned the win in Toronto's 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.
    • Aug 9 - Pitched a shutout for his last victory of the season as the Blue Jays beat the White Sox 8-0.