Thursday, February 12, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #260 - Bert Campaneris

  • Bert Campaneris struggled through his worst season in 1978. It was the first year since his rookie season in 1964 that Bert didn't play in at least 130 games. Campaneris was rarely used in August and September.
  • 1978 Stats: .186, 1 HR, 17 RBI in 98 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 12 - Went 2 for 3 with two runs scored to help the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3.
    • July 1 - Had three hits to get his average over the Mendoza Line for the first time all season as the Rangers beat the California Angels 6-3.
    • July 3 - Was ejected from the game after getting in a fight with pitcher Ken Brett. Brett had tagged Campaneris out at home plate. Bert objected to how he was tagged out and initiated the brawl.