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1978 Topps Baseball #276 - Bill Bonham
Bill Bonham was traded to the Reds for pitchers Woodie Fryman and Bill Caudill before the 1978 season. The Reds were in the running for Vida Blue, but they settled for Bonham instead. Bill Bonham missed a total of seven weeks in 1978 due to elbow trouble. H...
Bill Bonham was traded to the Reds for pitchers Woodie Fryman and Bill Caudill before the 1978 season. The Reds were in the running for Vida Blue, but they settled for Bonham instead. Bill Bonham missed a total of seven weeks...
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Fred Norman was the Reds' #2 starter in 1976. Norman was 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA at the end of June, but he tailed off in the last three months of the season.  Fred was an important part of the Cincinnati pitching staff during the Big Red Machine years. 1978 St...
Fred Norman was the Reds' #2 starter in 1976. Norman was 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA at the end of June, but he tailed off in the last three months of the season.  Fred was an important part of the Cincinnati pitching staff during th...
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1978 Topps Baseball #270 - Carlton Fisk
Carlton Fisk made his sixth AL All Star team in 1978 (he went 0 for 2). It would have been seven in a row if it weren't for an injury in 1975.  Fisk only led the team in one category (39 doubles), but he was a very important part of the Red Sox lineup. Carl...
Carlton Fisk made his sixth AL All Star team in 1978 (he went 0 for 2). It would have been seven in a row if it weren't for an injury in 1975.  Fisk only led the team in one category (39 doubles), but he was a very important ...
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Aaargh! Get well soon Hunter!
It was disheartening to see the blurb on my phone from MLB.com. Hunter Pence was hit in the arm by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' third exhibition game. He's expected to miss 6-8 weeks due to a fractured ulna bone...
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1978 Topps Baseball #267 - Doug Ault
Doug Ault was mostly a pinch hitter in 1978. He played in 54 games, but started only 28. 1977 Stats : .240, 3 HR, 7 RBI in 54 games 1977 Highlights April 22 - Went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in Toronto's 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. Aug 26 - Triple...
Doug Ault was mostly a pinch hitter in 1978. He played in 54 games, but started only 28. 1977 Stats: .240, 3 HR, 7 RBI in 54 games 1977 Highlights April 22 - Went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in Toronto's 4-2 win over the Ch...
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...in Winslow, Arizona! I was driving on I-40 through Winslow and I figured I'd stop and get a picture with our favorite ape. There is actually a corner in Winslow that is fixed up complete with a statue of Glenn Frey. ...
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1978 Topps Baseball #275 - Dan Ford
For some reason I used to get Dan Ford and Al Cowens mixed up. They were both American League outfielders. All of my favorite teams (the Giants and whoever Pete Rose played for) were in the National League, so I usually only became interested in the AL duri...
For some reason I used to get Dan Ford and Al Cowens mixed up. They were both American League outfielders. All of my favorite teams (the Giants and whoever Pete Rose played for) were in the National League, so I usually only ...
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1978 Topps Baseball #271 - Randy Lerch
In his second full season Randy Lerch had his career high with 11 victories. Randy was third on the club in starts. Lerch hit three home runs during the season and batted .250.  1978 Stats: Regular Season: 11=8, 3.96 ERA in 33 games (28 starts) NL Champions...
In his second full season Randy Lerch had his career high with 11 victories. Randy was third on the club in starts. Lerch hit three home runs during the season and batted .250.  1978 Stats: Regular Season: 11=8, 3.96 ERA in ...
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1978 Topps Baseball #269 - Wayne Twitchell
Wayne Twitchell was a starting pitcher until mid-June. He got off to a rough start (3-6, 5.40 ERA) and went to the bullpen in late June. Wayne made two more starts in July (both losses) and spent the rest of the season as a middle reliever. Twitchell was re...
Wayne Twitchell was a starting pitcher until mid-June. He got off to a rough start (3-6, 5.40 ERA) and went to the bullpen in late June. Wayne made two more starts in July (both losses) and spent the rest of the season as a m...
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1978 Topps Baseball #268 - Gil Flores
Gil Flores was signed by the Baltimore out of Puerto Rico in 1970. Flores was released by the Orioles in April 1971 and resigned in June. He played well in Rookie League in 1971, but Gil didn't show much in Class A Miami in 1972. Flores was drafted out of t...
Gil Flores was signed by the Baltimore out of Puerto Rico in 1970. Flores was released by the Orioles in April 1971 and resigned in June. He played well in Rookie League in 1971, but Gil didn't show much in Class A Miami in 1...
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1978 Topps Baseball #266 - Bob Shirley
Bob Shirley spent the first three months of his second season as a starter. Shirley was moved to the bullpen in mid-July. Newly acquired Eric Rasmussen took Shirley's starting spot. Bob had several hard-luck starts in 1978. He took the loss in three starts ...
Bob Shirley spent the first three months of his second season as a starter. Shirley was moved to the bullpen in mid-July. Newly acquired Eric Rasmussen took Shirley's starting spot. Bob had several hard-luck starts in 1978. H...
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1978 Topps Baseball #265 - Sal Bando
Sal Bando had a better year in his second season with the Brewers. He had double figures in home runs for the tenth and final time in his career. 1978 Stats : .285, 17 HR, 78 RBI in 152 games 1978 Highlights : April 12 - Homered and scored two runs in Milwa...
Sal Bando had a better year in his second season with the Brewers. He had double figures in home runs for the tenth and final time in his career. 1978 Stats: .285, 17 HR, 78 RBI in 152 games 1978 Highlights: April 12 - Homer...
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