Thursday, July 17, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #187 - Jerry Royster

  • Jerry Royster was the starting second baseman for the Braves until the All Star break. Rod Gilbreath, who had been starting at third base until Bob Horner came along, moved to second base for a while in July and August and Royster moved to shortstop. Rookie Glenn Hubbard eventually had the second base job at the end of the season. 
  • Jerry led the Braves in stolen bases for the third straight season with 27 in 1978.
  • 1978 Stats: .259, 2 HR, 35 RBI in 140 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 1 - Had three hits and scored two runs to help the Braves beat the New York Mets 6-5.
    • May 17 - Knocked in the go ahead run in the top of the 10th inning as the Braves beat the Mets 2-1.
    • June 21 - Scored both runs in Atlanta's 2-0 win over the San Diego Padres.