Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1978 Topps, Tim Johnson

#452 Tim Johnson

Here is the second of three cards that I got signed by Tim Johnson last season in Wichita. Tim managed the El Paso Diablos for a majority of the season and I got him to sign at the Wingnuts final home stand of the regular season. You can see the first card I posted here.

Tim played in the Majors for seven seasons with the Brewers and Blue Jays. He was a light-hitting middle infielder that was mainly used as a back-up. The one exception to that was his rookie year in 1973 when he played in a career-high 136 games. That season, he hit .213 with 25 runs, 99 hits, 10 doubles, and 32 RBI (all season highs except average). For his career, Tim was a .223 hitter that never hit a Major League home run.

He did accomplish an unusual feat in 1974, though. That season, he hit 7 triples, which matched his total for doubles on the year. He had so many triples that year that it was over half of what he got for his career (13).

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