Friday, June 13, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #170 - Lou Brock


  • Lou Brock had the roughest year of his Hall of Fame career in 1978. Brock played in only 92 games and batted only .221. He was benched by manager Ken Boyer in mid June 
  • Lou finished the season 100 hits short of 3,000. Brock would bounce back the next year, bat .301, and get his 3000th hit. Lou retired after the 1979 season.
  • 1978 Stats: .221, 0 HR, 12 RBI in 92 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • July 26 - Brock's RBI single in the top of the 8th inning proved to be the game winner as the Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1.
    • Aug 21 - Had three hits, scored two runs, and knocked in two runs in the Cardinals' 14-9 win over the Cincinnati Reds.