Thursday, June 3, 2010

1986 Topps, Jeff Lahti

#33 Jeff Lahti

Here is a new player for the blog, so this is the only post I'll have for today. This, of course, is another card from the long line of them that I got signed at the '85 Classic.

Jeff spent his entire Major League career with the Cardinals, a career that lasted parts of five seasons and included 205 appearances. His best season was his 1985 campaign where he went 5-2 with 19 saves while posting a 1.84 ERA over 68.1 innings. He finished his career with a 17-11 record with 20 saves and a 3.12 ERA.

In 1986, he pitched 2.1 scoreless innings before retiring. I have no idea if he got hurt or what, but that just seems like weird way to go out. Regardless, he still has a ring from the '82 Cardinal championship team for his efforts.

Remember, tonight is the last night to get entered into the first phase of the College World Series contest. The games start tomorrow, so make sure you get any final guesses in before midnight, central time.

Tonight, I am in Springdale, Arkansas to see the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (or as I like to call them, the NWA Natties) host the Frisco Roughriders. Steve Buechele is the manager of Frisco, so hopefully I will get a few cards signed by him to help spread out some of these Cardinal cards.

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