Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Steve Lyons: Living Up To His Nickname, Psycho

On a Monday night at Tiger Stadium in 1990, Steve Lyons beat out a bunt by diving into first base, then proceeded to drop his baseball pants to clean dirt from shirttail. Stunts like that earned Steve the nickname "Psycho." He played for the Red Sox during three different stints, plus donned the uniform of the White Sox, Braves and Expos from 1985 to 1993.

Steve later became a broadcaster, but was fired from several gigs for his offensive ethnic and religious quips. He was given diversity training when broadcasting with the Dodgers.

In this 1989 Fleer card, Steve wears a batting glove next to his heart with the nickname Psycho scrawled near the wrist. Just in case you forgot.

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