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Jimmy Key: All-Star

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I'm featuring 1988 Topps Cards featuring members of my beloved Blue Jays that are featured on this blog.

Damn right Jimmy Key was an all-star back in 1987.  He posted an 17-8 record with a league-leading 2.76 ERA for crying out loud.  He didn't have a blazing fastball but instead used awesome Maddox-like control to consistently win ball games.

What I liked best about Jimmy Key is how he wrapped up his career with the Jays.  He made his final start for the Blue Jays in game 4 of the 1992 World Series, surrendering one run over 7 2/3 innings to earn the win and put the Jays up 3-1. Key would appear once more in the series, as a reliever in the 10th and 11th innings of the 6th and deciding game, earning the win.

Jimmy Key
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