Thursday, January 1, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #241 - Pete Vuckovich


  • Before the 1978 season Pete Vuckovich was traded (with John Scott) to the St. Louis Cardinals for Tom Underwood and Victor Cruz
  • Pete spent the first two months of the season in the bullpen and moved into the starting rotation in June. Vuckovich was 1-4 as a reliever and went 11-8 as a starter.
  • 1978 Stats: 12-12, 1 save, 2.54 ERA in 45 games (23 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 3 - Pitched a complete game and earned the win in his first start of the season as the Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 2-1.
    • Aug 8 - Pitched a 4-hit shutout against the Philadelphia Phillies.