Friday, January 23, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #252 - Steve Swisher


  • Steve Swisher was traded (with Jerry Morales and cash) to the St. Louis Cardinals for Hector Cruz and Dave Rader in December 1977.
  • Swisher started 34 games behind the plate for the Cardinals in 1978. He was backing up Ted Simmons, so Steve didn't figure to get much playing time. Swisher had his best offensive season, batting .278 in 115 at bats. It would be the last year of Steve's career that he would get over 100 at bats.
  • 1978 Stats: .278, 1 HR, 10 RBI in 45 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 25 - Hit his only home run of the season, knocked in two runs, and scored twice to help the Cardinals beat the Montreal Expos 7-5.
    • Aug 5 - Knocked in two runs in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the New York Mets
    • Aug 12 - Had three hits, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored as the Cardinals beat the Mets 5-1.