Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1979 mike lum

free agent mike lum returned to the braves after a 3-season stop in cincinnati, signing with atlanta in february of 1979. here is his 1979 o-pee-chee card:

here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
lum played mostly first base for the braves, and also was used quite a bit as a pinch-hitter by bobby cox. in fact, 3 of his 6 home runs in 1979 came as a pinch-hitter, including on consecutive days in september. first, lum hit a 5th inning roundtripper against the reds as a pinch-hitter for bo mclaughlin on september 4th. the next day, against rick sutcliffe and the dodgers, lum launched a tater in the 8th inning pinch-hitting for phil niekro. the braves wound up winning the game against the reds, but although lum's homerun against the dodgers started a game-tying rally in the 8th, the dodgers wound up winning in extras thanks to a steve garvey rbi single.

voici à vous, 1979 mike lum!

1 comment:

  1. Mike Lum, the only player to ever pinch hit for Hank Aaron.