Friday, June 7, 2019
This showed up in my mailbox yesterday via a PWE trade on the TCDB. And all it cost me was a few recent Topps cards and a stamp!
Career Stats on these guys:
Pat Darcy: 0 WAR
Hank Webb: 0 WAR
Tom Underwood: 10 WAR
Dennis Leonard: 25 WAR (and he had the best mustache, to boot!)
It was nice to add Dennis Leonard's rookie card to my Royals collection. I don't think he is remembered much outside of Kansas City fans, but he played 12 seasons between 1974-1986, all with KC. He is the team's all-time leader in Complete Games and is a member of the "Royals Hall of Fame".
He doesn't get much love in the hobby, either -- there have not been any new cards of him since a 2007 Stadium Giveaway set. He's the perfect guy for a set like Hometown Heroes, and I hope he gets included in any future iterations of that.
Does anyone else out there remember Dennis Leonard?