Sunday, January 5, 2014

1986 Fleer, Steve McCatty

#427 Steve McCatty

Here is the second card that Washington Nationals pitching coach, Steve McCatty, signed for me at Kauffman Stadium last year. The first card I posted was his '85 Topps card and it can be seen here.

Steve pitched his entire Major League career with the A's. That career spanned parts of nine seasons where he went 63-63 with 5 saves and a 3.99 ERA. His best season was the strike-shortened 1981 season. That year, he matched his career best with 14 wins while having his best ERA (2.33) and most complete games (16) and shutouts (4). Unfortunately, his best season didn't carry over into the playoffs as he gave up 5 earned runs in just 3.1 innings in his lone appearance that postseason.

I just checked the Nats site and Steve is returning to the club in the same role this season.

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