Friday, October 18, 2013
#90 Scott Erickson
1. Scott no-hit the Brewers on April 27, 1994, wriggling his way past four walks and a hit batter.
2. In 2000, he was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People". I bet it just ate Brady Anderson up inside.
3. In recent years, Erickson coached the Carolina Mudcats (2012) and Mahoning Valley Scrappers (2013).
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: Scott Erickson was another shrewd Orioles pickup in mid-1995. They bought low on him, as he'd gone 20-36 since 1993 with an ERA well over 5.00. He went 9-4 in Baltimore through the rest of the season with a 3.89 ERA. He remained a dependable mid-rotation arm until his elbow went kerblooey in 2000.
Bill James Said: "Led American League in all the good categories, like losses (19), hits allowed (266), runs allowed (138) and stolen base percentage allowed (87.5%)."
On This Date in 1993: October 18. Here's the cover of that day's New Yorker, with a Yankees flavor.