#31 - Fred Lynn
Another great card to pull from a cereal box. This is one of my favorite Seaver cards. The colors just jump out on a nice version of this card.
Seaver had what Kellogg's called a "sorry 1974 season". He was 11-11 in 32 starts. His 1975 season was a great turnaround with his third Cy Young Award. Only he and Sandy Koufax had one that many at this time.
Not on the card - four guys have won more than three Cy Young Awards - Roger Clemens (7) Randy Johnson (5), Greg Maddux (4) and Steve Carlton (4).
This was a great card to get in 1976, even if it is a "common today". The Royals are mentioned as "Kaycee" which one doesn't see often.
He threw a no-hitter as a rookie. It was the first no-hitter where the pitcher didn't bat since the DH was instituted that year.
Not on the card - he had already thrown two no-hitters by the time this came out.
Not on the card - a shoulder injury in 1976 led to his early career demise. He never pitched a full season after 1975.
What do they have in common? They all played for the University of Southern California a school that seems to have had a massive number of MLB players. More about that in a future post.