Wednesday, October 15, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #215 - Darrell Evans

  • Darrell Evans settled in as the Giants' starting third baseman and helped the team to a surprising third place finish in 1978. Evans almost always batted between second and fifth in the batting order. He wasn't a speedster, but Darrell got on base a lot (105 walks in 1978).
  • 1978 Stats: .243, 20 HR, 78 RBI in 159 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 19 - Was 3 for 3 with two home runs in the Giants' 10-7 victory over the LA Dodgers
    • June 11 - Had three hits and scored three runs to help the Giants beat the New York Mets 7-5
    • July 15 - Singled in the tying run in the top of the 9th inning of San Francisco's 6-5 11-inning victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Evans also homered twice and knocked in a total of four runs