Monday, November 21, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1979 LENN SAKATA

Some time ago I created a 1978 “missing” Lenn Sakata card, and since he didn’t have a rookie card until the 1980 Topps set, I’ve created a 1979 card for him as well:


Many remember Sakata from his six seasons spent with the Baltimore Orioles between 1980-1985.
However he originally came up with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1977, playing through the 1979 season with them off and on at second base.
In 1978 he appeared in 30 games, collecting 15 hits over 78 official at-bats, ending up with a .192 batting average.
After only four games in 1979 he went on to get some decent playing time over the course of his Oriole career before winding up with the Oakland A’s and New York Yankees for his final two years as a Big League player.
Overall he played in 565, batting .230 with 296 hits in 1289 at-bats over his eleven-year career, even tasting championship glory as part of the 1983 Baltimore Orioles team that beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.

3 comments:

  1. Definitely short-changed in cards early in his career

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  2. I remember seeing Sakata with the O's back in the day.

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