Tuesday, August 8, 2017
#689 - Luis DeLeon
What a card: Luis DeLeon's playing time and performance took a dive in 1984. After two solid seasons of 60-plus games for the Padres, DeLeon managed just 32 games in 1984 and an ERA of 5.48. He didn't make it onto the Padres' postseason roster.
My observation on the front: Love those sky blue backdrops.
More opinion from me: With the Padres' letters obscured on DeLeon's uniform, he looks like he's just wearing a loud shirt.
Something you might know: DeLeon finished fifth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1982 as he saved 15 games for San Diego. He split save opportunities with Gary Lucas in 1982 and 1983.
Something you might not know: Luis is one of four brothers named Luis (his father is named Luis, too). DeLeon was called "Mambo" to distinguish him from his brothers.
My observation on the back: Brother Luis played in the Boston and Cleveland organizations. Desiderio played in the Expos organization.
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