Friday, May 28, 2010

Jimmies

James Steven Lewis pitched in 12 games iplfor the Padres in 1996 and that was the extent of his major league career.  He played two more years in the Padres minor league system and then retired.  I chased him through the mail for years and finally got this off the bay a couple of years ago.  James Joseph Leyritz became known as a postseason hero after hitting multiple home runs for various teams in the postseason, including the Padres in 1998 before they got swept  by the Yankees in the World Series.  Jim has had a less than stellar retirement.  I got this card from a seller on e Bay.