10 May 2009

lance rautzhan through the mail success!

dang this is cool. lance rautzhan signed and returned my card in only days!rautzhan played for the dodgers in 1977, 1978 and 1979. during the 1979 season, he was purchased by the brewers, who in turn traded him to the royals after the season ended. and that was his career. a 6-4 record with an era just under 4.

he was, however, the winning pitcher in game 2 of the 1977 nlcs against the phillies. i don't know if this game is known as the 'davalillo game', but it should be. down 5-3 with 2 outs in the 9th, the dodgers rallied back with 3 runs, sparked by a drag bunt by davalillo, the mexican league free agent. rautzhan had got bake mcbride to ground out in the bottom of the 8th, and was credited with the win.

rautzhan is number 3 in my modest 1978 topps dodgers autograph project.

here's the updated tally:

team card
dusty baker
glenn burke
ron cey - through the mail success!
vic davalillo
terry forster
mike garman
steve garvey
ed goodson
jerry grote
burt hooton
charlie hough
tommy john
lee lacy
tom lasorda
dave lopes
ted martinez
manny mota
rick monday
johnny oates
doug rau - through the mail success!
lance rautzhan - through the mail success!
rick rhoden
bill russell
reggie smith
elias sosa
don sutton
steve yeager
nlcs (davey lopes)

3/29 = 10%

thanks lance!

1 comment:

--David said...

I think it's great the he kept the sig to his pic only! That is serious class.