Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#467 - Ed Lynch

What a card: Ed Lynch had completed his fifth season with the Mets in 1984. He was entering what would be his most successful season. After going back and forth between starter and reliever, Lynch was a regular in the Mets' rotation in 1985.

My observation on the front: Some of the photos in this set are hazy. This is one of them.

More opinion from me: When I was collecting in the '80s, I would get Ed Lynch mixed up with Ed Glynn, another Mets reliever who pitched around the same time.

Something you might know: The Mets and Cubs hurler eventually became the Cubs' general manager in the 1990s and was there for five seasons. He oversaw the 1998 Cubs team that made the playoffs and featured the 66-home run season by Sammy Sosa.

Something you might not know: Lynch was good friends with Keith Hernandez when they played together on the Mets. He was also in awe of Hernandez's ability. Once, while describing Hernandez's ability to advise pitchers and hitters alike, Lynch said, "If Einstein starts talking about the speed of light, you better listen to him."

My observation on the back: Lynch played basketball on South Carolina's reserve team. But his scholarship helped him get a baseball career.

The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames category is updated. It's a famous one.

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