Lancaster pitched for seven seasons in the majors, going 41-28 with 22 saves and a 4.05 ERA for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals from 1987-1993. He won eight games as a rookie for the Cubs and made 18 career starts which would be his career high. He moved to the bullpen the following season and had a great year in 1989, posting a 1.36 ERA and eight saves in 42 games. Lancaster was never that dominant again. He won nine games in both 1990 and 1991 for Chicago before moving on to Detroit as a free agent. He pitched in 50 games for the Cardinals in 1993 and had a solid 2.93 ERA in what would be his final year in the majors.
Les Lancaster – career stats