Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28

2005 Upper Deck Classics #89 - Ted Lyons

On this day in 1946, Ted Lyons wins his 260th and final game of his MLB career.

Ted started his career with the Chicago White Sox in 1923. Through a string of bad teams that placed no higher than third, Lyons was the one constant throughout. A few years after the commissioner cleaned house, Ted emerged on the scene and stayed twenty seasons, until 1942.

In 1946, he pitched again for the White Sox, earning his last win. After twenty-one seasons, Lyons had accomplished everything he was going to accomplish as a player and focused on managing the only team he played for during his career. Although he never played a game in the postseason, he did get selected to the All-Star team in 1939.

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