Saturday, July 19, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #188 - Al Bumbry


  • Al Bumbry missed most of the 1978 season due to a severe ankle injury. He broke a bone and tore ligaments in the ankle during a game against the Texas Rangers on May 12. Bumbry returned in September but he played in only five games and was 1 for 5 in those games.
  • Al came back in 1979 to help the Orioles to the AL pennant.
  • Here is a good 1981 article about Al talking about his days in Vietnam. .
  • 1978 Stats: .237, 2 HR, 6 RBI in 33 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 16 - Had two hits and scored two runs in Baltimore's 7-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
    • April 28 - Went 2 for 4 with a double and a home run to help Baltimore beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4.