Saturday, June 8, 2013

1977 Topps Baseball #538 - Frank Taveras

  • Gotta love the choking up on the bat. Frank Taveras stole a lot of bases for the Pirates in the mid-late 1970s. Taveras led the NL with 70 stolen bases in 1977.
  • 1977 Stats: .252, 70 stolen bases in 147 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • May 10 - Went 3 for 4 and knocked in a run in Pittsburgh's 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.
    • July 6 - Fined an undisclosed amount for directing a "death wish" at umpire Ed Sudol.
    • Aug 5 - Hit his first career home run (a grand slam) in the second inning off of Doug Capilla. The Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-6 in the second game of a doubleheader. Taveras would hit only two home runs in a career that spanned from 1971-1982.
    • Aug 10 - Suspended for five games for throwing a bat at Cincinnati pitcher Joe Hoerner in the first game of a doubleheader on August 5. Hoerner had hit Taveras with a pitch in retaliation for an incident earlier in the game. Frank had stolen a base with the Pirates leading 7-1.
  • Other card blogs: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980

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