Mike Lansing

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Michael Thomas Lansing

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Lansing, who played nine seasons in the majors, is one of only 12 major leaguers born in Wyoming and is the one with the most major league at-bats (through 2007). He was drafted in the 6th round of the 1990 amateur draft by the Miami Miracle of the Florida State League. The independent team had won the right to make some lower-round selections in that year's draft. After spending two years with Miami, he was signed by the Montreal Expos after the 1991 season and was in the majors by opening day of 1993.

On May 7, 1997, he was the hero of the biggest inning in Expos history when they scored 13 runs in the 6th inning of a 19-3 win. He hit a pair of home runs in that inning, the first off Joe Roa and the second off Julian Tavarez. On June 18, 2000, playing for the Colorado Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he hit what is believed to be the fastest cycle in major league history: he tripled in the 1st, homered in the 2nd, doubled in the 3rd and singled in the 4th, thus completing the feat before the game was even official! The Rockies won the game easily, 19-2.

Lansing became a coach with the Mobile BayBears in 2016 and Reno Aces in 2017-2018.

Mike Lansing Field, home of the Casper Ghosts of the Pioneer League, is named after him.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Alan Cohen: "Expos Score Record 13 Runs in Sixth Inning; May 7, 1997: Montreal Expos 19, San Francisco Giants 3 At 3Com Park", in Norm King, ed.: Au jeu/Play Ball: The 50 Greatest Games in the History of the Montreal Expos, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2016, pp. 116-118. ISBN 978-1-943816-15-6

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