Lahti pitched in both the 1982 and 1985 World Series.
|Born: October 8, 1956|
Oregon City, Oregon
|June 27, 1982, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 24, 1986, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||3.12|
|Career highlights and awards|
Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 1978 MLB amateur draft, Lahti made his Major League Baseball debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on June 27, 1982, and appeared in his final game on April 24, 1986.
He led the 1985 Cardinal team that went to the World Series in saves a year after the departure of relief ace Bruce Sutter. He was injured early in the 1986 season and Todd Worrell took over as the team's closer, winning the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
Lahti was often called "Lahti-Da" by his teammates out of respect for his pitching finesse.