The 6'5" righthander joined the Phillies in September of 1980 and seemed headed for
stardom. He shut out the Mets in his first start, won his four others, and compiled
a 1.50 ERA. He then started Game Five of the LCS and WS, and though Bystrom did not
record a decision, Philadelphia won both games. Beleaguered by elbow and shoulder
problems, Bystrom was traded to
the Yankees in 1984.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 12, 1978: Peninsula's Marty Bystrom hurls a perfect game over Winston-Salem 3–0 in a Carolina League contest.
»September 10, 1980:
The Phillies Marty Bystrom makes his first ML start and beats the Mets, 5–0.