lucas giolito, 2016 Topps #US-213, nationals

Player: Giolito, Lucas

Card: 2016 Topps Update #US213

Position RHP

Santa Monica, CA born Lucas Giolito is the son of an actress and a Hollywood producer, and went to the same school as Max Fried and Jack Flaherty.

Lucas was a first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft by the Nationals, and made his MLB debut on 6/18/16 against the New York Mets. He was traded after the 2016 season to the Chicago White Sox, where he subsequently became the team ace.

Giolito was voted onto the 2019 All-Star team in only his 2nd full MLB season, and led the A.L. in Complete Games and Shutouts.

In 2020, the White Sox finally emerged as a contender for the title in the AL Central, and Lucas was at the center of things as the team’s ace. On August 25th, he pitched the first no-hitter in the major leagues that season, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0, at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The game was played without fans present, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He struck out 13 and walked just one batter, Erik Gonzalez, the only baserunner of the evening. SS Tim Anderson helped him with a great stop of a ground ball by Bryan Reynolds, just beating him to first base in the 7th, while RF Adam Engel made a great catch on a line drive by Gonzalez to record the final out of the game. It was the 19th no-hitter in franchise history, and the first since Philip Humber’s perfect game in 2012.

He is active on Twitter @LGio27.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)

2018 Topps Chrome Sapphire #605
2019 Topps #664
2020 Allen & Ginter #183
2020 Topps Chrome #46
2020 Turkey Red #TRC-30
2021 Topps #89
2021 Topps Stadium Club #296
2021 Topps Bunt
2021 Gypsy Queen #163

Giolito is part of the MLB Current Players Tour – Go To The Next Stop

Lucas is part of the All-Star Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Lucas is also part of the Chicago White Sox Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

See all Lucas’ baseball cards at TCDB

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