Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #273 - Fred Norman


  • Fred Norman was the Reds' #2 starter in 1976. Norman was 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA at the end of June, but he tailed off in the last three months of the season. 
  • Fred was an important part of the Cincinnati pitching staff during the Big Red Machine years.
  • 1978 Stats: 11-9, 1 save,  3.70 ERA in 36 games (31 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 13 - Pitched 8 1/3 innings of shutout ball and earned the win in Cincinnati's 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs
    • July 22 - Allowed one run in seven innings as the Reds beat the Montreal Expos 2-1.