Paul Aaron Lindblad
Born: Aug. 9, 1941 in Chanute, Kansas
Died: Jan. 1, 2006 in Arlington, Texas
Debut: 1965 | Pos: P
H: 6'1" | W: 195 | B: L | T: L
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Paul Lindblad, a reliever who spent 14 seasons in the
major leagues, died on Jan. 1, 2006 in Arlington, Texas. Lindblad had been
battling Alzheimer's disease. He was 64.
He pitched 14 seasons in the major leagues, posting a 68-63 record with 64
saves. He had a 3.29 ERA and 671 strikeouts in 1,213.2 innings pitched.
He pitched for two World Series winners -- Oakland in 1973 and New York in
1978. He faced Willie Mays in the 1973 World Series. It was the Hall-of-Famer's
last at-bat in the major leagues. Mays grounded out to end the game.
His career included stops with Kansas City Athletics (1965-67), Oakland
Athletics (1968-71, 1973-76); Washington Senators (1971); Texas (1972,
1977-78); and the New York Yankees (1978).
On last day of the regular season in 1975, Lindblad combined with Vida Blue,
Glenn Abbott and Rollie Fingers to pitch a no-hitter against the Angels.