Next up in our "Random Retro Cubs" series, we take a look at former Cubs pitcher Les Lancaster...
Years Played: 1987-1993.
Teams Played For: Chicago Cubs(87-91), Detroit Tigers(92), St. Louis Cardinals(93).
Position: Pitcher(323 Games, 39 Games Started)
Career Line: 41-28, 4.05 ERA, 1.387 WHIP, 98 ERA+, 408 K, 22 SV, 3 CG, 1 SHO, 703.2 IP.
Best Cubs Season: 1989- 4-2, 1.36 ERA, 1.032 WHIP, 278 ERA+, 56 K, 8 SV, 3.73 K/BB, 72.2 IP.
Fun Facts: Les Lancaster started 18 of 27 games pitched as a rookie for the Cubs in 1987, and went 8-3 with a 4.90 ERA. He finished sixth in National League Rookie of the Year voting. After this though, he was used primarily as a reliever, only starting 21 games over the remainder of his career.
He's most known for being a key part of the National League East champion Cubs, putting together a 1.36 ERA out of the bullpen. He also had eight saves.
He was the winning pitcher in game two of the 1989 National League Championship series against the San Francisco Giants, but that was the only game the Cubs would win in the series.
He's currently the manager of the Sioux Explorers of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
Les Lancaster's Baseball-Reference Page
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