Saturday, January 17, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #249 - Dave Goltz

  • I've always liked the cards of players signing autographs. It surprising that Mr. Goltz didn't get a "0" or "5" card given his record over the previous four seasons.
  • It looks like Goltz had two stints on the disabled list in 1978. He was out for 24 days from late April to mid May, made a start on May 16, and then was out for 17 more days. Dave also missed two weeks in early August.
  • 1978 Stats: 15-10, 2.49 ERA in 29 starts
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • July 1 - Pitched a shutout against the Chicago White Sox. It was his third straight complete game win.
    • July 9 - Shut out the Oakland A's on three hits. It was his third straight complete game win. During that streak he allowed one run in 27 innings.
    • Sept 24 - Won his 15th game by beating the Kansas City Royals 6-4 in a complete game. It was Dave's fifth win of the month. In Dave's last eight starts he had six complete games (including a 10-inning game) and went into the 8th inning in the other two games.