Raymond Lewis Lankford
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: June 5, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA
School: Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA) by the Drafted St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 1987 amateur draft. Signed June 3, 1987.
( All Transactions) Debut: August 21, 1990 (Age 23)
vs. ATL 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres 1990-2004 Agents: Jeff Moorad [*] Final Game: October 3, 2004 (Age 37)
vs. MIL 1 AB, 1 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB Relatives: Nephew of Carl Nichols
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News -- January 2014
1/28 i70baseball.com: Connecting With The Cardinals: Brian Jordan Interview: I-70's one-on-one interview with former Cardinal outfielder Brian Jordan. He discusses his St. Louis career, baseball's cultural ... News -- December 2013
12/30 The Greatest 21 Days: Ray Lankford, Some Kind - 416: Originally published Sept. 27, 2012In one September 1991 game, Ray Lankford single-handedly won the contest, knocking in the Cardinals' ...
12/16 Padres Public: Going All-In With Joaquin Benoit: I used to play online poker for hours upon hours a day. I never played for significant stakes, but that wasn’t really the ... News -- November 2013
11/29 Catcher Interference: The Terry Francona You Don’t Know: First off congrats to Terry Francona for taking home the 2013 AL Manager of the Year award. Coming into the season with a rotation ...
11/20 Catcher Interference: The Terry Francona You Don’t Know: First off congrats to Terry Francona for taking home the 2013 AL Manager of the Year award. Coming into the season with a rotation ... News -- October 2013
10/23 Redbird Rants: Bad News BoSox: The Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals in first game of the glorious 2013 World Series tomorrow night. These two famed ...
10/3 Kings of Kauffman: Alex Gordon’s Place in Royals WAR Lore: Last winter, I took a look at Alex Gordon‘s 2011 and 2012 seasons in the context of other Royals hitters in history. I had ... News -- September 2013
9/18 The Cardinal Nation Blog: Matt Holliday, Mr. 30/20: Outfielder Matt Holliday reached the 30 doubles, 20 home runs plateau for the eighth season, four-plus times with the St. Louis ...
9/10 The Greatest 21 Days: Carl Nichols, High Pressure - 205: Originally published July 30, 2011 The pressure was high and Carl Nichols delivered.The pinch hitter smacked a single to right, ... News -- July 2013
7/26 i70baseball.com: Five Players For The New Cardinals Hall Of Fame: The United Cardinal Bloggers have requested that the member blogs weigh in with their choices for inductees into the St. Louis ...
7/7 StlSportsMinute.com: Ranking the five best center fielders in St. Louis Cardinals history: In light of St. Louis media members highlighting the offensive and defensive struggles of Jon Jay so far this season, I decided ...
7/7 stlCupOfJoe's Sports Page: Ranking the Five Best Center Fielders in St. Louis Cardinals History: Photo Credit: redbirdrants.com In light of St. Louis media members highlighting the offensive and defensive struggles of Jon Jay ... News -- June 2013
6/5 Baseball de World: Today in Baseball History – June 5: June 5, 1981 The Houston Astros Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn on baseball’s all-time walks allowed list. Ryan walked two ... News -- May 2013
5/7 Macho-Row.com: On this day in 1993, Phillies first to 20 wins:
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League ... News -- January 2013
1/21 StanGraphs: The Day Our Namesake Died: When we first chose the name for StanGraphs all the way back in March of 2012, it had only been about three months since Albert ... News -- December 2012
12/20 For Baseball Junkies: Cardinals All-Time Team v.2012: Last year's inaugural version of the Cardinals All-Time team can be seen here. In addition to our normal annual review ... News -- November 2012
11/13 That Ball's Outta Here: Cards On The Table: The “Rated Rookies”: Have you ever gone through your old Donruss cards from the late ’80s-early ’90s and taken a look at some of the selections ... News -- October 2012
10/19 Braves Journal: Keltner List: Kenny Lofton: Mac made it an offseason tradition to write a “Keltner List” for one ex-Brave who either was on the cusp of the Hall ... News -- September 2012
9/27 The Greatest 21 Days: Ray Lankford, Some Kind - 114: In one September 1991 game, Ray Lankford single-handedly won the contest, knocking in the Cardinals' only runs and cutting down ...
9/11 Rising Apple: This Date in Mets History: 1990 – After Franco Scare in 9th, Straw Prevents Extras Against Cards as Mets Stay Within Striking Distance of 1st: The 1990 New York Mets have been fighting an uphill battle for the majority of the season. After starting off 20-22 in their first ... News -- June 2012
6/18 WasWatching: Batters 2+ Games With 5+ K’s: Since 1918, here’s the list - Rk Player #Matching 1 Sammy Sosa 4 Ind. Games 2 Ray Lankford 3 Ind. Games 3 Jim Thome 2 ...
6/4 Bus League Baseball: The Bizarro Hall of Fame: The Class of 2010: The Bizarro Hall of Fame was a series I ran on my old blog, One More Dying Quail, in 2007. It consists of players who appeared ... News -- May 2012
5/7 The Captain's Blog: Exercise in Futility: Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez Come Up Empty With Bat in 17-Inning Marathon: The Red Sox and Orioles played a marathon finale to their three game series (which, in terms of innings, almost lasted four). ...
5/7 YankeeAnalysts.com: Exercise in Futility: Davis, Gonzalez Come Up Empty With Bat in 17-Inning Marathon: (The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog; follow me on Twitter at@williamnyy23). The Red Sox and Orioles ... News -- April 2012
4/1 High Heat Stats: Lots of GIDdyuP, no GIDPs (lots of giddy-up, zero grounded into double plays): Since records have been kept (from 1939) just 7 players have qualified for the batting title but never grounded into a double ... News -- March 2012
3/12 C70 At The Bat: Play Ball: The Cardinals At The Clinton Library: I never expected to be here.As a dyed-in-the-wool Republican, I never thought that I'd have a reason to visit the Clinton Presidential ... News -- December 2011
12/15 C70 At The Bat: A Cardinal Christmas Carol, Revisited: "Merry Christmas, Mr. Mozeliak."John Mozeliak, the current general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, turned toward his door. ...
12/14 Pitchers Hit Eighth: Second Base: Second Class In St. Louis?: If you think back on the Tony La Russa Era of Cardinals baseball (1996-2011), at least one player immediately should spring to ...
12/13 B-R Blog: B-R: HoF Candidate – Jeromy Burnitz: Jeromy Burnitz Jeromy Neal Burnitz Position: Rightfielder Bats: Left, Throws: Right Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb. Born: April ... News -- November 2011
11/4 Halos Heaven: Fleeter Peter Bourjos: The Next Ray Lankford?:
When I ran some (mostly depressing!) comps for Mark Trumbo the other week, I fully expected to focus next on the ... News -- August 2011
8/29 i70baseball.com: United Cardinal Bloggers Get To Know Each OtherVisiting with and introducing to our fans, DJ McClure from Welcome To Baseball Heaven. ...
8/12 B-R Blog: Most Natural Golden Sombreros: Since 1919, who has the most games, of 9-innings of less, where they whiffed 4+ times in the contest? Here is the list - Rk Player ...
8/11 WasWatching: What’s Got In To Curtis Granderson This Season?: Since 1988, there have been 32 players to post an OPS+ of 145 or better (while playing in at least 100 games) in their “Age ... News -- July 2011
7/30 The Greatest 21 Days: Carl Nichols, High Pressure - 613: The pressure was high and Carl Nichols delivered.The pinch hitter smacked a single to right, breaking up a tie game in the seventh ...
7/13 B-R Blog: Playing the Whole All-Star Game: Recently, the sheer number of players, teams represented and managerial juggling have made full-game All-Star appearances a thing ... News -- June 2011
6/1 Pitchers Hit Eighth: WAR Graph Wednesday: The Center Fielders: I believe I’m about to embark on what some around St. Louis might call heresy. Still reading? Ok, then let’s continue… ... News -- August 2010
8/2 MLBTradeRumors: Odds & Ends: Lowell, Cardinals, Mets: On this date in 2001, the Cardinals acquired Woody Williams from the Padres for Ray Lankford. Lankford was useful for the rest ... News -- July 2010
7/26 B-R Blog: One RBI while hitting for the cycle: 26 players have hit for the cycle since 1920 and managed only 1 RBI (coming on the home run, of course.) Click through for the ... News -- April 2010
4/29 B-R Blog: Getting A Headstart On Whiffs: A quick list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Batting Game Finder - players with 9+ games of 2+ strikeouts within their ...