Thursday, March 31, 2011

1979 steve stone

steve stone signed as a free agent with the orioles in november of 1978.  here's his 1979 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
that's one of the hairiest cards around, i believe.  you can see from the back that stone was a white sox 'double dipper', but what the card doesn't say is that the '5-player swap' back in 1973 was the deal that sent cub legend ron santo to the white sox.  anyway, stone pitched for the orioles for 3 seasons, losing 7 games each year.  in 1979, he won 11 games and in 1981 (his last year in the bigs) he won only 4 games.  in between those two seasons, however, stone won 25 games and was voted the cy young award as a result.

voici à vous, 1979 steve stone!

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