Saturday, February 28, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #266 - Bob Shirley

  • Bob Shirley spent the first three months of his second season as a starter. Shirley was moved to the bullpen in mid-July. Newly acquired Eric Rasmussen took Shirley's starting spot.
  • Bob had several hard-luck starts in 1978. He took the loss in three starts in which he gave up three or fewer runs in seven or more innings. Shirley also was the losing pitcher in two starts in which he gave up 2 runs in 5.1 and 6.2 innigns.
  • 1978 Stats: 8-11, 4.21 ERA, 5 saves in 50 games (20 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 21 - Allowed two runs in a complete game 7-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. 
    • June 25 - Pitched a complete game against the Houston Astros. Shirley allowed four hits in the 6-1 San Diego victory.