Sunday, June 24, 2018

#162 Bret Saberhagen

FIERY : adjective  fi·ery  \ ˈfī(-ə)-rē \
: full of or exuding emotion or spirit

Threw a no-hitter his senior year in high school 1982.
Drafted out of HS by the Royals.
Went 20–6 with a 2.87 ERA to win the Cy Young in 1985.
Had great seasons on odd-numbered years, and poor seasons on even.

3× All-Star (1987, 1990, 1994)
World Series champion (1985)
2× AL Cy Young Award (1985, 1989)
World Series MVP (1985)
Gold Glove Award (1989)
MLB wins leader (1989)
AL ERA leader (1989)
Pitched a no-hitter on August 26, 1991
Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame

Kansas City Royals (1984–1991)
New York Mets (1992–1995)
Colorado Rockies (1995)
Boston Red Sox (1997–1999, 2001)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#161 Bill Pulsipher

TORCH : verb \ ˈtȯrch \
to set fire to (something, such as a building) deliberately : to cause (something) to burn

Offered a full scholarship to Old Dominion University.
Chose the Mets instead after being chosen in the second round of the 1991 Draft.
Led the Binghamton Mets to the playoffs, where he threw a no-hitter.
Named the New York Mets Minor League Player of the Year.
Almost died from a dietary supplement which contained ephedra; battled depression.
Has two sons with the initials "LHP" for "left-handed pitcher".

New York Mets (1995, 1998)
Milwaukee Brewers (1998–1999)
New York Mets (2000)
Boston Red Sox (2001)
Chicago White Sox (2001)
St. Louis Cardinals (2005)
Uni-President Lions (2006)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

#160 Bobby Jones

CONSISTENT : adjective  con·sis·tent  \ kən-ˈsi-stənt \
: showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief, or custom 

Traded to the Mets in 2000, meaning he and Bobby J. Jones were now on the same roster.

Colorado Rockies (1997–1999)
New York Mets (2000, 2002)
San Diego Padres (2002)
Boston Red Sox (2004)

Friday, June 1, 2018

#159 Rico Brogna

UNLEASHED : verb  un·leash  \ ˌən-ˈlēsh \
: to remove a leash from (an animal) so that it can freely run, attack someone, etc.

Sick 'em Rico, sick 'em!

All-State team quarterback and won the state championship for Watertown High School in 1986.
Hit the first home run out of the newly built Coors Field. 

Detroit Tigers (1992)
New York Mets (1994–1996)
Philadelphia Phillies (1997–2000)
Boston Red Sox (2000)
Atlanta Braves (2001)