Friday, January 9, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #245 - Rick Burleson

  • In spite of an off season, Rick Burleson was named to the AL All Star team for the second straight year in 1978. Rick was batting .194 after 35 games, but he started to heat up in late May. Burleson was out with an injury in July. His absence was keenly felt as the Red Sox were 6-10 while Rick was out.
  • 1978 Stats: .248, 5 HR, 49 RBI in 145 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 10 - Had three hits and three RBI in Boston's 13-1 win over the Seattle Mariners
    • June 17 - Went 4 for 5 and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning to help the Red Sox beat the Mariners 5-4.
    • Aug 2 - Knocked in the eventual winning run in the top of the 17th inning as the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 7-5.