Friday, January 12, 2018

1978 Topps Baseball #333 - Jim Todd

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  •  Jim Todd was acquired by the Seattle Mariners in October 1977. Todd was mostly a long reliever for the Mariners in 1978.
  • The Mariners released Todd in February 1979 during a salary dispute. Here is an article detailing the issue. The difference between Jim and the Mariners was $20,000. I don't know how the case eventually came out.
  • Here is a "where are they now" article written in 2013.
  • The article linked above had a cool picture of Jim's 1978 card altered with his current picture. He still has the mustache.

  • 1978 Stats: 3-4, 3 saves, 3.88 ERA in 49 games (2 starts)
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • May 23 - Earned his first save of the season by pitching two scoreless innings as the Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3.
    • Aug 17 - Pitched four shutout innings (11th-14th) to earn the win in Seattle's 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals