Tuesday, December 23, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #238 - Juan Beniquez



  • Juan Beniquez was the starting center fielder for the Texas Rangers in 1978. Beniquez had career highs in home runs (11), RBI (50), and runs (61).
  • The writeup on the back of this card may have jinxed Beniquez. Juan won a Gold Glove in 1977, but after that his fielding percentage was below league average every year except one from 1978 until the end of his career in 1988.
  • 1978 Stats:  .260, 11 HR, 50 RBI in 127 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 12 - Went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI in the Rangers' 9-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles
    • May 18 - Had four hits and four RBI to help the Rangers beat the Oakland A's 6-4.