Friday, June 26, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #305 - Rico Carty


  • Rico Carty was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training for Dennis DeBarr. Carty didn't play in the field for the entire season. Carty had one of his best seasons -- he hit a career-high 31 home runs and just missed the 100 RBI mark.
  • Carty was traded to the Oakland A's on August 15 for Willie Horton and Phil Huffman. After the season Oakland sold Carty back to the Blue Jays.
  • 1978 Stats
    • Toronto Blue Jays: .284, 20 HR, 68 RBI in 104 games
    • Oakland A's: .277, 11 HR, 31 RBI in 41 games
    • TOTAL: .282, 31 HR, 99 RBI in 145 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 28: Had three hits, including a 2-run home run in Toronto's 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
    • Aug 9: Doubled three times and scored twice as the Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 8-0.