Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1989 rick mahler

rick mahler signed as a free agent with the reds in december of 1988. here is his 1989 o-pee-chee card:

here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
as he had done 3 times previously, mahler led the nl in hits allowed in 1989. he pitched 220.2 innings in 40 appearances (31 starts) and finished with a 9-13 record, his fourth straight year with fewer wins than losses. he threw 5 complete games and two shutouts, and also threw 10 shutout innings in a start against the cardinals on august 30. that was the game where the cardinals' jose deleon threw 11 shutout innings while facing the minimum number of batters (he allowed only a 4th inning single which was then wiped out by a double play) before todd worrell, after pitching a perfect 12th, gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in the 13th to lose the game.

mahler spent most of 1990 in the bullpen, finally finishing with a winning record and also picking up a world series championship with the reds.

voici à vous, 1989 rick mahler!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for bringing back memories from when I first started to collect! This card triggered it for some reason.