Tuesday, August 19, 2008

#623 Mike Flanagan



Why this card is awesome: Because it's the other half of our future GM duo, along with Kenny Williams. It's kind of weird to see Flanagan in a Blue Jays uniform since he has basically been an Oriole lifer.

Cool stat: I thought for sure that Flanagan faced the most batters from 1978 to 1980, but he was just third, far behind Phil Niekro.

6 comments:

David said...

Mike Flanagan participated in the last combined no-hitter (2 or more pitchers) by an AL team (1991 Orioles).

Jim said...

Traded 8-31-87, yet the uniform is not airbrushed.

David said...

But that is Memorial Stadium, right?

That would mean the photo was taken in late September.

Andy said...

it's definitely not airbrushed...weird to see him in blue.

Triple Play said...

Flanagan was acquired by Toronto because Phil Niekro wasn't working out. The day after the trade Niekro was given his release.

robbyt said...

That's Tiger Stadium. I am 100% positive of that. Low overhang and the silver seat number square are a dead giveaway.