Monday, June 8, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #295 - Bill Lee

  • Bill Lee had a tumultuous 1978 season. Lee started the season 10-3, but from  mid-July to mid-August he lost seven straight decisions. Bill clashed with manager Don Zimmer and was a founding member of the (in)famous Buffalo Heads club. Lee was pulled from the starting rotation in late August and appeared only a few times in relief during the remainder of the season. Lee was traded to the Montreal Expos after the season.
  • Here is Bill Lee's SABR biography
  • 1978 Stats: 10-10, 3.46 ERA in 28 games (24 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 9 - Shut out the Chicago White Sox 5-0 in his first start of the season.
    • May 16 - Ran his record to 6-0 by pitching a complete game 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals
    • June 23 - Allowed two runs and pitched a complete game as the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2.