Tuesday, July 1, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #179 - Dick Tidrow


  • Dick Tidrow was used as a starting pitcher for the first time since 1974 due to the presence of Goose Gossage, 1977 Cy Young Award winner Sparky Lyle, and Rawly Eastwick in the bullpen.. Tidrow started 25 games and relieved only six times during the season. 
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular Season: 7-11, 3.84 ERA in 31 games (25 starts)
    • AL Championship Series: 0-0, 4.76 ERA in 1 game (5.2 innings)
    • World Series: 0-0, 1.93 ERA in 2 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 16 - Pitched 6 2/3 innings without allowing a run in New York's 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. It was Tidrow's first victory of the season.
    • Aug 8 - Shut out the Milwaukee Brewers on three hits through the first innings of the game. The Yankees beat the Brewers 3-0. Tidrow had been struggling lately and changed his motion on the advice of coach Clyde King. The change worked.