I haven’t had a chance to post the cards I’ve gotten in the mail this week, so I thought I’d catch up before heading to bed…
Jim Lonborg played in the Major Leagues from 1965-1979, pitching for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies. He finished his career 20 games over .500, with a lifetime 157-137 record. In 1967, Lonborg won the American League Cy Young Award and led the Boston Red Sox to a league championship title. He was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002.
For the Cheers fans and trivia buffs, Lonborg’s photo was used to represent bar owner Sam Malone during his playing days with the Red Sox.
Dan Norman played in the Major Leagues from 1977-1982, for the New York Mets and Montreal Expos. Norman came to the Mets in the unpopular trade that sent future Hall of Famer Tom Seaver to the Cinicinnati Reds. He never really got a lot of playing time in New York, and in 1981 he was packaged with future star closer Jeff Reardon and sent to the Montreal Expos for Ellis Valentine.
Joe Grzenda played in the Major Leagues from 1961-1972, pitching for the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Washington Senators and St. Louis Cardinals. The Scranton native finished his 8 year career with perfect fielding percentage, having never made an error.