Thursday, June 19, 2014

1991 Fleer, Curt Young

#28 Curt Young

This is the second of three cards of Curt Young that I got signed at Spring Training. Curt is the pitching coach for the A's and he signed the cards for me before a game against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch.

Curt spent eleven seasons in the Major Leagues, spending ten of them in Oakland. He was mostly a starter and he finished his career with a 69-53 record and a 4.31 ERA. His best season was probably the 1986 season when he went 13-9 with a 3.45 ERA and 116 strikeouts. That season was the first of three consecutive ones where he hit double digit wins.

Curt spent his entire career in the American League, yet he did manage to get one at-bat. That came early in the 1987 season when Curt made a start against the Mariners. Mickey Tettleton started behind the plate for the A's and Terry Steinbach was the designated hitter. For some reason, Tettleton had to leave the game after striking out looking in the fifth inning. Steinbach had to be moved to catcher and the club lost their DH. Curt came up in the seventh and grounded out to short off of Mark Langston. At least he didn't embarrass himself.

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