Saturday, November 15, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #226 - Joe Ferguson


  • Joe Ferguson started the 1978 season with the Houston Astros. On July 1 Joe was traded to the LA Dodgers for Jeffrey Leonard and Rafael Landestoy. Ferguson then teamed up with Steve Yeager behind the plate for the NL Champions. It was Ferguson's second stint with the Dodgers. Yeager got the larger share of the playing time during the playoffs.
  • 1978 Stats
    • Houston Astros: .207, 7 HR, 22 RBI in 51 games
    • Los Angeles Dodgers: .237, 7 HR, 28 RBI in 61 games
    • TOTAL: .224, 14 HR, 50 RBI in 112 games
    • NL Championship Series: .000 (0 for 2) in 2 games
    • World Series: .500 (2 for 4) in 2 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Sept 6 - On my 12th birthday Ferguson doubled twice, homered, and knocked in four runs to help the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 9-2. 
    • Sept 16 - Singled in both Dodger runs in a 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.