Sunday, August 25, 2013
#64 Scott Chiamparino
1. The Rangers acquired Chiamparino from the Athletics along with fellow pitcher Joe Bitker in a trade for Harold Baines. A year earlier, they'd dealt away Wilson Alvarez, Scott Fletcher, and Sammy Sosa to obtain Baines. Ouch.
2. Scott started his big league career with two starts comprising twelve scoreless innings, but failed to earn a decision in either game.
3. "Champ" had his career cut short by a pair of elbow surgeries. In fact, he never pitched in the majors again after 1992. More on that when he reappears in Series Two.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I always thought that the Rangers' road uniforms shown above were pretty dull. If only I had known of their early 1980's duds.
Bill James Said: Nothing, since Scott missed the entire 1993 season with elbow surgery number two.
On This Date in 1993: August 25. News outlets worldwide were buzzing about the charges of molestation against pop star Michael Jackson.