Sunday, July 13, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #185 - Ellis Valentine


  • Ellis Valentine set career highs in games played and runs scored, and he tied his career high with 25 home runs. Valentine won the only Gold Glove of his career in 1978.
  • 1978 Stats: .289, 25 HR, 76 RBI in 151 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 19 - Went 3 for 5 with three RBI and two runs scored to help the Expos beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6.
    • May 31 - Was thrown out of the game after getting in a fight with Chicago catcher Dave Rader. Valentine said the the Cubs had been throwing at the Montreal hitters
    • July 7 - Was 5 for 5 and knocked in three runs in Montreal's 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
    • Sept 13 - Was fined and suspended for two games by manager Dick Williams for not running out a ball and then making gestures  at the fans.