Monday, May 14, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #188 - Bob Tolan

  • Bobby Tolan had a tough year in 1977. Tolan started the season with the Philadelphia Phillies, but he was released on May 25. On June 10 Bobby signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he didn't do a whole lot better. He had a sprained wrist that limited his usefulness for most of July. Tolan was released after the season and then spent the 1978 season in Japan.
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Philadelphia Phillies: .125 (2 for 16) in 15 games
    • Pittsburgh Pirates: .203 in 49 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • June 10: Appeared as a pinch hitter in the 6th inning and singled in a run as the Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 10-7. Tolan's hit broke a 5-5 tie and put the Pirates ahead 6-5.
  • Other card blogs: 1980, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967


  1. Check out that stance!

    What are some other memorable batting stances from back in the day?

    I remember Tito Fuentes with his stance so closed his back was practically facing the pitcher.

    Also Willie Stargell with his propeller bat...

    Of course, Joe Morgan's chicken wing...

  2. Pete Rose's crouch comes to mind.