Giants Cards of the Mid 1970s

Monday, August 24, 2009

1978 Topps Giants - Part 2

  • Willie McCovey (#34) hit 12 homers, had 64 RBI , and batted .228 in 351 at bats in 1978.


  • Johnnie LeMaster (#538) played shortstop and batted .235 in 272 at bats.

  • Rob Andrews (#461) batted .220 in 177 at bats in 1978.


  • Bill "Mad Dog" Madlock (#410) continued to hit well as he batted .309 in 122 games as the starting second baseman.


  • Darrell Evans (#215) played 159 games at third base in 1978 and batted .243 with 20 home runs and 78 RBI. He also had 105 walks.



  • Derrel Thomas (#194) didn't play for the Giants in 1978. He was traded to the San Diego Padres for Mike Ivie before the season.


  • Tim Foli (#167) didn't play for the Giants in 1978. He was purchased by the New York Mets in December 1977.

Others who played infield for the Giants but didn't have 1978 Topps Giants cards:

  • Mike Ivie was mostly a first baseman (.308, 11 HR, 55 RBI in 318 AB)
  • Roger Metzger - SS (.260 in 235 AB)
  • Tom Heintzelman - utility (.229 in 35 AB)
  • Skip James - 1B (.095 in 21 AB)






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