Thursday, June 18, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #300 - Joe Morgan

  • This was the year when Joe Morgan really started to slow down after several years as the bese second baseman in baseball. Joe still made the NL All Star team this season and in the following season. 
  • 1978 Stats: .236, 13 HR, 75 RBI in 132 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 6 - Had three hits, three runs scored, and five RBI in Cincinnati's 11-9 Opening Day victory over the Houston Astros.
    • April 21 - Set the major league record for consecutive errorless games at 2B with 90. He would have the string broken two days later. (Darwin Barney of the Chicago Cubs now holds the record with 142).
    • May 16 - Was 3 for 3 with a 3-run home run and four RBI as the Reds beat the Montreal Expos 5-1.
    • Aug 27 - Hit a home run to become the first player to hit 200 career home runs and have 500 career stolen bases.