Wednesday, May 7, 2014

#210 Mark Langston

About the Front: Check out all of those shadows falling over Mark Langston's body. There's no question that this photo was taken during a day game.

About the Back: Mark was excellent in his 24 starts with the Expos, but they paid a heavy price to acquire him. You may recall that one of the three pitchers Montreal sent to Seattle in the deal was Randy Johnson.

Triple Play:

1. In September of 1988, Mark had a 34.1 inning scoreless streak. Jim Sundberg broke the skein with a one-out RBI single in the ninth inning on September 29, 1988. For the final month of that season, the lefty allowed just three earned runs in 53.2 innings for an 0.50 ERA.

2. On April 11, 1990, he threw seven no-hit innings against the Mariners. Teammate Mike Witt earned a save and preserved the no-no with two innings of flawless relief.

3. Langston is now a radio color commentator for the Angels.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: Here's a goofy one. When I was a kid, I thought that Mark bore a strong resemblance to Taran Noah Smith, the child actor from Home Improvement.

Bill James Said: "A marvelous pitcher, has pitched 220+ innings for eight straight years."

On This Date in 1993: May 7. Dave, starring Kevin Kline as both the President of the United States and a presidential lookalike, premieres in American theatres.

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