Dave Stieb: Simply the BestPublished by Toronto Mike on September 16, 2008 @ 14:47 in Toronto Blue Jays
I'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.
Dave Stieb is the best starting pitcher the Jays have ever had. Roy Halladay is #2 on that all-time list. This, my friends, is not up for debate. It's a fact.
SOTD has Stieb as the best starting pitcher from 1982-1985. With that in mind, take note of this... In addition to his 1990 no-hitter, both of his last two starts in 1988 were one-hitters, with the lone single coming with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the 9th inning in each game. Check out these gems.
And finally, in the greatest baseball song this side of Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Dave Stieb is the Dave who was putting down a smoker. It's true, you can look it up.