Luis Gomez

1977 Topps

Gomez spent eight years playing in the big leagues for the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves. From 1974-1981 he  appeared in 609 games and hit .210 with no career home runs. Gomez was primarily a reserve infielder, but did play in 153 games for the Blue Jays in 1978. He hit .223 that season and set his career highs in RBIs (32) and runs scored (39).


Gomez pulled off his near cycle on July 3, 1977 while playing for the Twins against the White Sox at Comiskey Park. He struck out in his first at bat against Chicago’s Ken Kravec in the top of the second inning. He singled off Kravec in the fourth, then was back at the plate in the fifth inning and slashed a two-run double to left field. Gomez tripled off Kravec in the seventh, plating two more runs. He did not get another at bat in the game which the White Sox won 10-8.

Gomez holds the record for most sacrifice bunts in a season by a Blue Jay with 19 in 1978. He also played in the most games of any non pitcher without hitting a home run. Gomez did not hit a home run during his minor league career either, which means he spent nine years playing professional baseball without ever going deep.

Luis Gomez – career stats 

1980 Topps

Published by Chris

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