let's get this post started with charlie hough, who was in his 3rd full season with the rangers in 1983.
it was also his second season as a full-time starter (although he did make one relief appearance that year). he was 15-13 with 11 complete games and 3 shutouts to go with an era of 3.16. that era mark was better than the 3.95 that he posted in 1982 which earned him a spot on the rangers' team leaders card
i was not a big fan of these team leader cards, probably because they weren't around when steve garvey was leading the dodgers in batting average, and by the time they did appear, he was hitting under .300. back to hough, who also had a scoreless innings streak of 37.1 innings late in the season, throwing three consecutive shutouts. he also pitched 10.2 innings in one start in a losing cause earlier in the year.
it was good to see hough recently on the mlb network. i caught a few minutes of that knuckleball show with tim wakefield and the hugely annoying kevin millar. why he was on the show, or any show for that matter, is beyond me. anyway, hough was there, too which was nice.
next up is tommy john.
he also received a 'super veteran' card from topps
lee lacy had only played for 12 years through 1982, 4 of which had been with the pirates.
he was in pittsburgh for another year in 1983, and he hit over .300 (.302) for the third time in three seasons. he played 98 games in the field (playing all three outfield positions) and did not commit an error. lacy hit 4 home runs that year, with one of them being his second career lead-off home run.
davey lopes didn't have any lead-off homers among his 17 long balls in 1983, but he did hit two in a game against former teammate don sutton
rick rhoden went 13-13 for the pirates in 1983 in 35 starts.
don sutton had an off year for the brewers in 1983.
sutton's career at that point was only 17 years old, too, which means that he had never struck out fewer than 100 batters in any season. topps included sutton in the 'super veteran' subset
so, there you go - the non-dodgers from the 1978 topps dodger lineup, as they were in 1983. well, all except one. even though i'm going to show reggie smith's cards in a separate post, i'll go ahead and update the evolutionary stats. there were 17/27 members of the 1978 topps dodgers featured by topps in 1982. here's the tally to date:
baker 13 (1971-1983)
burke 2 (1978-1979)
cey 12 (1972-1983)
davalillo 14 (1963-1974, 1978-1979)
forster 12 (1972-1983)
garman 8 (1971-1973, 1975-1979)
garvey 13 (1971-1983)
goodson 6 (1973-1978)
grote 15 (1964-1976, 1978-1979)
hooton 12 (1972-1983)
hough 12 (1972-1983)
john 20 (1964-1983)
lacy 11 (1973-1983)
lasorda 9 (1954, 1973-1974, 1977-1981, 1983)
lopes 11 (1973-1983)
martinez 9 (1971-1976, 1978-1980)
monday 17 (1967-1983)
mota 18 (1963-1980)
oates 10 (1972-1981)
rau 9 (1973-1981)
rautzhan 2 (1978-1979)
rhoden 9 (1975-1983)
russell 14 (1970-1983)
smith 17 (1967-1983)
sosa 9 (1974-1983)
sutton 18 (1966-1983)
yeager 11 (1973-1983)
teams represented so far: 22 (dodgers, indians, colt .45's, pirates, white sox, astros, mets, a's, red sox, angels, expos, cardinals, braves, cubs, orioles, giants, phillies, yankees, rangers, tigers, padres, brewers)