Saturday, June 19, 2010

1980 luis gomez

luis gomez was traded from the blue jays to the braves as part of the chris chambliss deal in december on 1979.  here's his 1980 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
gomez replaced pepe frias as the braves' regular shortstop as bobby cox led the team to an above .500 finish for the first time since 1974.  gomez wasn't much help offensively, however, as he hit .191 with an obp of .239 and an ops of .451 in 121 games.  he returned to the braves in 1981, his final season in the major leagues, but was supplanted at shortstop by rafael ramirez.  the final game of his career was also mario soto's one-hitter (but not the george hendrick one) on the final day of the 1981 season.  gomez went 0 for 3.

voici à vous, 1980 luis gomez!

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