mark lemke


This remains the best sports moment I’ve seen in person. 

1992 Fleer
Mark Lemke

I always thought the early 90s Braves keystone combo of Lemke and Jeff Blauser had a nice dynamic. Lemke, who could field but not hit. Blauser, who could hit but not field. I imagine them rooming together, real “Odd Couple” style. Blauser’s all messy and just throwing empty cans of Barq’s vaguely toward the wastebasket. Lemke always cleaning. The bathroom a daily chore for him to clean after Blauser leaves the cap off the toothpaste and what have you. Terrific stuff.


25 years ago, I was there when the Braves won their first ever World Series game in Atlanta.