Mura was a mediocre pitcher who was the last-place Padres' number-two starter in
1980-81. He tied for the NL lead with 14 losses in 1981.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»December 10, 1981: In what would be a blockbuster swap of outstanding young shortstops, the Cardinals trade Garry Templeton and OF Sixto Lezcano to the Padres for Ozzie Smith and P Steve Mura. The deal is put on hold, however, when Smith is unable to work out an acceptable contract with his new club.