Friday, July 3, 2009
1993 Classic/Best, Jon Lieber
#110 Jon Lieber
Here is a cool card that I got from Rod, of Padrographs. This is the one autograph that came in the package that he sent me in April. Out of all of the autographs that Rod has given me, this is the first one that didn't have a Padre on it.
The cool part about it is that it featured a young Jon Lieber in the Royals organization. Jon was only in A ball at the time and was still about a year away from the Majors. While Jon never pitched for the Royals, he still had a good Major League career and he made the 2001 National League All-Star team.
I only got to see Jon pitch one time and he threw a great game. It was in Chicago in 1999 while his Cubs played the Pirates. He pitched 8 innings, while scattering 5 hits, along with 1 uneared run. He walked 1 batter and struck out 9. Unfortunately for him, he got lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the eighth and the Cubs scored in the ninth to win the game.
This card features the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The Blue Rocks are still affiliated with the Royals, although they were with the Red Sox for a few years as well.