Saturday, October 25, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #219 - Mike Cubbage

  • Mike Cubbage was the starting third baseman for the Minnesota Twins in 1978. Mike was a left-handed batter, so he often sat out against lefty starting pitchers. 
  • Cubbage didn't provide much power from the third base position and he was supplanted by John Castino in 1979. 
  • Cubbage was an above-average fielder in 1978, but in other years he was usually below average.
  • 1978 Stats: .282, 7 HR, 57 RBI in 125 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 6 - Had four hits, four RBI, and scored three times in Minnesota's 8-7 win over the Baltimore Orioles
    • July 27 - Hit for the cycle and knocked in four runs to help the Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3.
    • July 28 - Had two hits and two runs scored as the Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 in ten innings. Cubbage scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning.