Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 GARY SUTHERLAND

Today we go and give 13-year Major League veteran Gary Sutherland a "missing" 1978 Topps card:


Sutherland appeared in just about half of the Padres' games in 1977, playing second, third and first base while collecting 25 hits in 103 at-bats, good for a .243 batting average.
By the time the 1978 season opened he was a St. Louis Cardinal, and only appeared in 10 games, all at second base, which would actually be the last ten games of his career.
But as I mentioned earlier, he did put together an admirable 13-year career, playing with the Phillies, Expos, Astros, Tigers, Brewers, Padres and Cardinals.
He finished with a career .243 average with 24 homers and 239 runs batted in, with 754 hits over 3104 at-bats.
One last bit regarding Sutherland: he scored the very first run in Montreal Expos history, on April 8th, 1969.
Nifty….

1 comment:

  1. Gio... You have done it again... Now for the 1979 version sir....

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