Sunday, March 8, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #270 - Carlton Fisk

  • Carlton Fisk made his sixth AL All Star team in 1978 (he went 0 for 2). It would have been seven in a row if it weren't for an injury in 1975. 
  • Fisk only led the team in one category (39 doubles), but he was a very important part of the Red Sox lineup. Carlton's last full day off was July 17. Pudge started 150 out of the team's 163 games.
  • Besides the oft-played 1975 World Series home run, the main memory I have of Fisk is the commercials he did for Copenhagen. He and Walt Garrison stand out for me with these ads. I wonder if he still chews the stuff.

  • 1978 Stats:  .284, 20 HR, 88 RBI in 157 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • July 8 - Had three hits and five RBI to help Boston beat the Cleveland Indians 12-5.
    • July 24 - Homered and knocked in three runs in Boston's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.