Tuesday, June 17, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #172 - Mike Hargrove


  • Mike Hargrove slipped to a career-low .251 average in 1978. He still got on base a lot -- Mike led the AL with 107 walks and had a .388 on base percentage.
  • A few weeks after the 1978 season Hargrove was traded to the San Diego Padres in a deal that involved five players and about $300,000. The Rangers needed the money after losing over $2 million in 1978. Hargrove was unhappy about the trade.
  • 1978 Stats: .251, 7 HR, 40 RBI in 146 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 25 - Had three hits and three RBI to help the Rangers beat the California Angels 9-5.
    • July 9 - Scored the winning run in the bottom of the 13th as the Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3.