Lint, a 33-year-old rookie, spent the entire 1954 season with the St. Louis Cardinals as a relief pitcher. He made his major league debut on April 13 against the Chicago Cubs, pitching two innings of work and allowing no runs. The first batter he faced was Bob Talbot and his first strikeout, also recorded in that game, was Randy Jackson.
Career Numbers on Mound
He appeared in 33 games for the Cardinals in 1954 and went 2–3 with a 4.86 ERA in 701⁄3 innings. Though 29 of his appearances were in relief, four were starts – the first of which came in the second game of a doubleheader on July 4. Facing the Cubs, he threw a complete game shutout.
As a batter he collected one hit in 10 at-bats. His lone his was a double that drove in two runs.