Thursday, November 18, 2010

1982 chet lemon

chet lemon was traded from the white sox to the tigers in exchange for steve kemp in november of 1981. here is his 1982 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:

in 1982, his first year with the tigers, lemon was hit by pitches 3 times by his former team, the white sox. that was more than any other team other than the yankees, who also hit him three times. it wasn't too surprising, though, as lemon led the al in being hit by pitches for the second straight year in 1982. in fact, he would wind up leading the al in that category 4 times in 5 years from 1979 through 1983. lemon was a big part of the tigers' 1984 world championship team and i also seem to remember him being one of the first guys who would slide into first base to try to beat out a hit.

voici à vous, 1982 chet lemon!

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