1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Bob Horner

1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Bob Horner

Bob Horner did exactly what was expected of him during his rookie season. 

With the tag of  ‘#1 Pick’ following him everywhere he went, Horner stepped up to the challenge and won the league’s Rookie of the Year award.  In that 1978 season, Horner played in just 89 games but his numbers were solid enough to be tabbed as the top rookie.  He smashed 23 home runs, collected 63 RBI, scored 50 runs and hit .266 in his rookie campaign.

In his career, Horner would be known as a power hitter.  With 218 homers in 10 major league seasons, including (3)30+ efforts, Horner was a fan favorite for his ability to deliver the long ball.

Horner made the All-star team once in his career, during the 1982 season.

 85T Horner

Overall ranking - 7 out of 10.  5 points earned for being a Rookie of the Year winner and additional points for 200+ home runs and making 1 All-star team.

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One response to “1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Bob Horner

  1. Bob Horner was the perfect chioce for the Braves. The guy could hit and the Braves had the perfect park for it.

    Eariler in his career, it looked like he would be around forever hitting HR’s. Instead, he peaked at 25 and retired at 30.

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