Sunday, December 31, 2017

1978 Topps Baseball #316 - Henry Cruz

  • Henry Cruz played in his final major league season in 1978. Cruz split time between AAA Iowa and the Chicago White Sox. Henry was a pinch hitter in April and then saw some playing time in the outfield from May-July. Cruz was sent to the minors at the end of July and that was it for his major league career.
  • Cruz played in AAA from 1979-1981 and then played in the Mexican League from 1982-1985.
  • There will be a few posts that are out of order. I have about 20 cards in a different location that I can't scan right now.
  • 1978 Stats:
    • Iowa Oaks (AAA): .270, 5 HR, 18 RBI in 28 games
    • Chicago White Sox: .292, 2 HR, 10 RBI in 53 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • June 7: Had two hits and knocked in two runs in Chicago's 8-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins
    • June 8: Had two hits and scored a run as the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1.