Friday, May 12, 2017

no. 658 - paul lindblad

Who is the man: Paul Lindblad continued to be a workhorse for the A's in 1970, appearing in 60-plus games for the second straight year as an integral part of the team's bullpen.

Can ya dig it: Unlike many throwing poses from the time, Lindblad is holding onto the ball. He's going to dazzle you with his grip.

Right on: Check out that splendid signature. Can you imagine any current player unveiling such a careful signature?

You see that cat Lindblad is a bad mother: Lindblad appeared in three games in the 1973 World Series, a couple in crucial situations, and posted a 0.00 ERA in 3 1/3 innings to help Oakland to a second straight Series championship.

Shut your mouth: The following year, the A's returned to the postseason and won a third straight World Series, but Lindblad didn't appear in a single game because the Oakland starters were so dominant. Of course, that would never happen today.

No one understands him but his woman: Lindblad was fond of coin collecting and purchased a metal detector, bringing it with him on road trips.

(A word about the back): This doesn't have to do with the back, but before I forget, Lindblad was traded to the Senators in early May 1971. One of the player the A's received in exchange was Mike Epstein, who was just featured three cards ago.


  1. Don't forget the 2005 White Sox against the Angels.

    1. Not really sure what you mean, but if you're referring to complete-game victories in the postseason, the White Sox was for just one series. Lindblad wasn't used for the entire postseason.