Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #221 - Chris Speier

  • Chris Speier started at shortstop for the Expos in 1978. He didn't do a whole lot with the bat, but Chris was an above average fielder. Speier continued as the starter for the Expos through the 1982 season.
  • 1978 Stats: .251, 5 HR, 51 RBI in 150 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 17 - Had three hits and scored a run in Montreal's 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds
    • May 25 - Was hit by a pitch from St. Louis pitcher John Urrea. Speier was batting .288 at the time, but he was removed from the game and missed the next week. Speier's batting average steadily declined until it settled at about the .250 mark in late June. His batting average stayed around .250 for the rest of the year.
    • July 20 - Hit for the cycle and knocked in six runs to help the Expos beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3.