Sunday, December 21, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #237 - Rich Dauer


  • Rich Dauer split time with Billy Smith at second base for the Orioles in 1978. In addition to starting 85 games at 2B, Rich also started 30 games at 3B.
  • Dauer set an AL record for most consecutive errorless games for a second baseman in 1978. Rich had 425 errorless chances in a row in 86 games.
  • 1978 Stats: .264, 6 HR, 46 RBI in 133 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 30 - Doubled twice and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2.
    • July 24 - Had three hits and scored three runs in Baltimore's 10-6 win over the Texas Rangers.
    • Sept 8 - Went 3 for 5 with a run scored and 2 RBI to help the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4.