Sixto Lezcano

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1979 Topps

A veteran of 12 big league seasons, Lezcano came up with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1974 and became a regular for the team the following season. He hit 21 home runs in 1977 and 15 more in 1978. His best year came in 1979 when he hit .321 with 28 home runs and 101 RBIs. Lezcano also scored 84 runs and belted 29 doubles, all of which were career-high numbers. He won a Gold Glove that season and finished 15th in the MVP vote. Lezcano hit another 18 home runs in 1980 which would be his final season with the Brewers. Milwaukee dealt him to the St. Louis Cardinals following the season and thus began a nomadic voyage for Lezcano that saw him play for the Cards, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates before he exited the big leagues in 1985. For his career, Lezcano hit .271 in 1291 games with 148 home runs.

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Lezcano hit .308 with a home run for the Phillies in the 1983 NLCS. Philadelphia beat the Dodgers to reach the World Series where they lost to the Baltimore Orioles in five games.

Lezcano is the only man to hit a grand slam on opening day twice (1978, 1980).

Sixto Lezcano – career stats 

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