Thursday, October 3, 2013
#82 David Segui
1. David is the son of former pitcher Diego Segui, who went 92-111 with a 3.81 ERA from 1962 through 1977 with the Athletics and five other teams. Diego was the Opening Day starter for both Seattle franchises, the Pilots (1969) and Mariners (1977).
2. Segui came into his own as a hitter after Baltimore traded him to the Mets in 1994. The first baseman peaked in 1997 with the Expos, batting .307/.380/.505 with a career-high 21 home runs.
3. He ranked sixth in the American League with a .334 batting average with the Rangers and Indians in 2000, and also drove in a personal-best 103 runs.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: Segui hit a two-run home run on July 9, 1993, in the first game that I ever attended at Camden Yards.
Bill James Said: (After talking up David's strengths:) "On the other hand, he is turrible slow, doesn't have the power you want at first base, and hit .152 in the late innings of close games, worst in the league.
On This Date in 1993: October 3. The reigning World Champion Blue Jays become the first team in American League history to have three players finish 1-2-3 in the batting average race, with John Olerud (.363) taking the honors and Paul Molitor (.332) and Roberto Alomar (.326) as runners-up.