Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #254 - Dave Collins

  • Dave Collins had the roughest year of his career in 1978. Before the season he was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the Cincinnati Reds for Shane Rawley. Dave was stuck in a crowded Cincinnati outfield and didn't get many at bats. Collins played in 102 games but he had only 120 plate appearances.
  • 1978 Stats: .216, 0 HR, 7 RBI in 102 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 19 - Went 2 for 3 with an RBI in Cincinnati's 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres
    • June 26 - Appeared as a pinch hitter in the top of the 9th and hit a sacrifice fly that knocked in the eventual winning run as the Reds beat the Houston Astros 4-3.