Monday, February 16, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #262 - Rudy May

  • Before the 1978 season Ruidy May was traded (with Bryn Smith and Randy Miller) for Don Stanhouse, Gary Roenicke, and Joe Kerrigan. The Orioles needed bullpen and outfield help and they had plenty of starting pitching, so although Rudy won 18 games in 1977 the trade worked out well for the Orioles.
  • May missed about six weeks from mid July to early September with an injury. 
  • 1978 Stats: 8-10, 3.88 ERA in 27 games (23 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 27 - Allowed one unearned run on two hits in a complete game victory as the Expos beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 15-1. Rudy also had two hits and scored two runs.
    • Sept 26 - Pitched his only shutout of the season in his last start. The Expos beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0.