Wednesday, May 7, 2014
#210 Mark Langston
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.