Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1992 matt young

matt young week comes to a close here at oh my o-pee-chee!  i hope you enjoyed it.

while matt young didn't leave boston after the 1991 season, he still managed to have a checklist variation card in the 1992 o-pee-chee set.  here is his 1992 o-pee-chee card:
now the o-pee-chee back:
here's the topps front of the card he replaced in the set:
and the topps back:
not sure what o-pee-chee had against the all star teams, but whatever.  young didn't win a game for boston in 1992, but he pitched one of their most memorable games of the season.  in the first game of a doubleheader at cleveland on april 12, young faced the indians and gave up no hits in 8 innings, although he allowed two runs on seven walks and an error by shortstop luis rivera.  the red sox scored only one run, so the game ended without the indians needing to bat in the 9th.  young got the loss and the credit for a complete game, but not for a no-hitter due to a then-new rule that did not recognize no-hitters of less than 9 innings.  interestingly enough, in the second game of the double header, roger clemens pitched a two-hit shutout giving young and clemens the record for the least number of hits allowed in a doubleheader.

young signed a contract with those same indians for 1993, but as we sadly know, there were no 1993 o-pee-chee variations of topps cards.

voici à vous, 1992 matt young!

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