Saturday, August 9, 2008

#601 Jack Lazorko

Why this card is awesome: Because he got his first major league save nearly 3 years before his first major league win! Even for guys who pitch exclusively in relief, that's got to be pretty rare.

Cool stat: Lazorko is one of just 28 pitchers since 1901 to pitch at least 60 innings in his first 3 seasons, getting at least 1 save and no wins.


Chiasmus said...

His first four seasons were with four different teams--I wonder how many have done that?

Mike S said...

If it wasn't for an old "This Week in Baseball" highlight montage of former hockey player Lazorko's "glove saves" on the mound, I'd have no idea who he is.