Friday, May 21, 2010
1981 Donruss, Steve Renko
#337 Steve Renko
Here is a card of a fellow Kansan that I got in the mail two days ago. I sent this card to Steve on the twelvth, so it took one week to go halfway across the state and back.
Steve pitched in the Majors for 15 seasons with the Expos, Cubs, White Sox, A's, Red Sox, Angels, and Royals. Even though he bounced around a bit, he spent his first eight seasons in the Majors with the Expos. Because of that, he is still in the top five on many of the Expos/Nationals all-time pitching leaderboards. He is in the top five for wins, innings pitched, games started, complete games, home runs given up, walks, hits, losses, earned runs, wild pitches, and batters faced. If it wasn't for Steve Rogers, who threw about 1500 more innings as an Expo than Steve, he would lead the franchise in losses, wild pitches, and earned runs.
Steve ended up finishing his career with a 134-146 record with 6 saves, a 3.99 ERA, and 1455 strikeouts. 1983 was his last season playing.
'81 Donruss Tracker: 69/100