Tuesday, June 2, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #292 - Gene Richards


  • That's quite the choke-up grip Mr. Richards is showing.
  • Gene Richards had career highs in batting average in games played in 1978. Richards started in left field for the Padres (although he made several starts at 1B in April) and usually led off.
  • 1978 Stats: .308, 4 HR, 45 RBI, 90 runs in 154 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 12 - Had three hits, knocked in three runs, and scored twice to help the Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4
    • June 26 - Had three hits and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1.
    • Sept 21 - Went 4 for 4 in San Diego's 5-1 win over the Giants.