Tuesday, June 30, 2015

1978 Topps Baseball #308 - Jim Rooker


  • Jim Rooker was getting close to the end of the line in 1978. Rooker slipped to nine wins after five straight years of double figures in victories. He was the #4 starter in the rotation. 
  • 1978 Stats: 9-11, 4.24 ERA in 28 starts
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • July 1 - Shut out the New York Mets for eight innings as the Pirates beat the Mets 1-0. It was Rooker's first win since May 7.
    • Sept 14 - Allowed no earned runs in 7 2/3 innings in Pittsburgh's 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.