Saturday, February 14, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #261 - Tim Hosley


  • Tim Hosley was in AAA for most of the 1978 season. Tim spent most of his time with the Vancouver Canadians of the Pacific Coast League, but it looks like he was loaned to the AAA Charleston Charles in the Houston organization for about a month.
  • Hosley was a September call-up for the A's. He was used mostly as a pinch hitter. 
  • Tim was never known for his defense -- his fielding percentages were usually about 20 points below league average. 
  • Hosley had a nice career in the minors. He had a .272 lifetime average with 208 home runs in 14 minor league seasons.
  • 1978 Stats
    • Oakland A's: .304 (7 for 23) in 13 games
    • Vancouver Canadians (AAA): .297, 11 HR, 60 RBI in 84 games
    • Charleston Charlies (AAA): .253, 2 HR, 13 RBI in 26 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Sept 10 - Singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning in Oakland's 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers