Tuesday, January 13, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #247 - Larry Christenson


  • Larry Christenson was the #2 starter for the Phillies in 1978. He had a below .500 record, but his ERA was a nice 3.24.
  • Larry was hammered in his start in game 1 of the NL Championship Series. He allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
  • 1978 Stats
    • Regular Season: 13-14, 3.24 ERA in 33 starts
    • NL Championship Series: 0-1, 12.46 ERA in 1 start
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 8 - Pitched a shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals in his first start of the season.
    • Aug 4 - Struck out nine batters and didn't allow a run in a 2-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
    • Sept 2 - Had a complete game 10 inning victory against the San Francisco Giants. The Phillies won the game 3-1 in the 10th inning on a 2-run Barry Foote home run.