Sunday, November 23, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #230 - Al Hrabosky


  • Before the 1978 season Al Hrabosky was traded to the Kansas City Royals for Mark Littell and Buck Martinez. Hrabosky led the Royals with 20 saves.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Regular season: 8-7, 20 saves, 2.88 ERA in 58 games
    • AL Championship Series: 0-0, 3.00 ERA in 3 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 8 - Gave up Carl Yastrzemski's 368th career home run. Manager Whitey Herzog ordered Al to intentionally walk Jim Rice to get to the left handed hitting Yaz. Carl hit a 3-run home run to ice the 8-4 Boston victory.
    • Aug 15 - Pitched three shutout innings to earn his 15th save in Kansas City's 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers