Les Lancaster

1988 Topps

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 

1990 Upper Deck


Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, punk rocker ... I am actually in the (a) Hall of Fame. They said to never trust anyone over 30 and now I am so far past that point, spinning aimlessly and still trying to figure out my place in the world.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: