Rich Bordi

1985 Topps

Bordi pitched for parts of nine seasons in the majors, posting a 20-20 career record with a 4.34 ERA and 10 saves. He broke in with the Oakland A’s in 1980, then appeared in seven games for the Seattle Mariners in 1982. He was not a full-time big leaguer until 1984, however, after he joined the Chicago Cubs. Bordi was solid in 31 games for Chicago that season, picking up five wins with a 3.46 ERA. He was even better in 1985 while playing for the New York Yankees. He won six games that year and had a 3.21 ERA in 98 innings of work. Bordi was with the Baltimore Orioles in 1986 and saw his effectiveness begin to slide as his ERA grew to 4.46 in a career-high 107 innings. He was back with the Yankees the next year before seeing his major-league run end after returning to Oakland in 1987.

Bordi was on the mound when Rickey Henderson stole bases number 102 and 103 on his way to 130 steals in 1982.

He was also the last player ever signed by legendary A’s owner Charley Finley.

Rich Bordi – career stats

1985 Fleer

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