Friday, June 12, 2009

1975 Topps Mike Lum

In his 9th season with the Braves, Mike was traded after this 1975 season to the Cincinnati Reds. Just in time to win a World Series with the '76 Big Red Machine.
Mike only hit 90 homers in 16 seasons, but managed to hit 3 in one game for the Braves in 1970.
After the Reds, Mike signed on with the Braves again, finishing his career with one season in Chicago in 1981.
Mike was the second player of Asain descent to play in the majors.

And finally, quiz your friends on this one.... Mike Lum, he of the .247 Avg in 1517 games, is the ONLY player to EVER pinch hit for Hank Aaron. It only happened once. And he was the one.

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