Saturday, September 10, 2016

594th Place - Sammy Stewart

Card #701

This is actually Stewart's last card, as he didn't pitch in 1988.  Maybe it's just me, but there's something about the lighting and pose that makes this look like an old tobacco card.

Stewart is best known as the long reliever for the Baltimore Orioles, playing on their World Series teams in 1979 and 1983.  When you look at the back of his card it's amazing to see the innings he racked up.  Between 1979 and 1983 he pitched no fewer than 112.  You just don't see that in today's game.

You might also know Stewart for his infamous crack cocaine arrests and prison stint.  It appears he came out of jail a better person.

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