Friday, May 16, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #157 - Pete LaCock

  • Here is another card of a player scratching himself. First Rick Monday, now Pete LaCock. I wonder why Topps chose some of these photos.
  • Even though Pete LaCock was better known for his glove, he was no slouch at the plate. Pete had some good  years in the late 1970s as a platoon first baseman. LaCock started 80 games at first base in 1978 and batted .295 for the season. Pete also had an excellent AL Championship Series, batting .364 in four games.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular season: .295, 5 HR, 48 RBI in 118 games
    • AL Championship Series: .364 (4 for 11) in four games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 31 - Doubled and scored twice in Kansas City's 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.
    • June 24 - Homered, doubled, and knocked in four runs as the Royals beat the Oakland A's 7-5.
    • Oct 4 - Had two hits knocked in a run, and scored a run to help the Royals beat the New York Yankees 10-4 in game 2 of the AL Championship Series.