Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Braves Collection: Rich Mahler

1989 Topps
Rick Mahler was the anchor of the Braves pitching staff in the mid 80s and that shouldn't be taken as quite the insult it sounds like it might be. Truth be told, Mahler would have been a solid middle of the rotation starter for any team actually capable of scoring runs. Seriously, Steve Carlton in his prime wouldn't have done much better than 9 and 16 on the 1988 Braves.

Does anyone remember the Braves bringing Mahler back for a short time in the Summer of 1991 ... and then releasing him less than a month later?

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