Sunday, June 29, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #178 - Dave Chalk


  • Dave Chalk played all over the infield in 1978. He spent the bulk of his time (92 games) at shortstop and he also played about 20 games each at third base and at second base. 
  • This was Dave's last season as a full-time player. He was a backup infielder from 1979-1981.
  • Chalk was injured while cutting a dinner roll on a team flight on May 28 and missed 5 games. 
  • 1978 Stats: .253, 1 HR, 34 RBI in 135 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 19 - Had three hits in California's 11-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
    • June 28 - Went 4 for 5 as the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 9-5.
    • July 24 - Had three hits and singled in the winning run in the top of the 16th inning to help the Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4.