1B-OF 1970-77 Phillies , Twins, Indians, Mariners
Lis led two minor leagues in home runs, but struck out too often to stay in the major
leagues. In the only season he approached regular status (253 at-bats as the Twins'
first baseman in 1973), he had career highs of nine HR, 25 RBI, and 37 runs, batting
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» June 27, 1973: David Clyde, 18 and fresh out of Houston's Westchester High School, makes his eagerly awaited debut with the Rangers, before 35,698, the largest Rangers' crowd of the year. Clyde, the number one pick in the draft, walks the first two Twins he faces, then gets Bob Darwin, George Mitterwald, and Joe Lis on swinging 3rd strikes. Clyde goes five innings and gives up only one hit -- a 2-run home run -- walks seven and strikes out 8. He is the winner 4–3. |
» July 15, 1973:
The Twins connect for three consecutive home runs in the 8th against Cleveland, and all are needed in the 7–6 win. George Mitterwald, Joe Lis, and Jim Holt homer, all off Gaylord Perry.