Sunday, April 27, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #146 - Doyle Alexander


  • Doyle Alexander's win total dropped from a career high of 17 in 1977 to only nine in 1978. Alexander allowed one more hit per nine innings in 1978 - the rest of his stats were virtually identical.
  • It looks like Alexander had a stint on the 15 day disabled list in late August and early September. He started the game on August 16 and came out of the game after pitching 1 1/3 innings. Doyle didn't pitch again until September 2. He made three relief appearances before returning to the starting rotation on September 10.
  • 1978 Stats: 9-10, 3.86 ERA in 31 games (28 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 26 - Earned his first win of the year by shutting out the Cleveland Indians 3-0.
    • May 3 - Allowed one run in a 2-1 complete game win against the Baltimore Orioles.
    • Aug 12 - Won his first game in six weeks as the Rangers beat the Indians 2-1. Alexander pitched the first seven innings and didn't allow a run.