Sunday, December 15, 2013
#125 Pete O'Brien
1. Hit his first career home run off of future Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry on September 10, 1982.
2. O'Brien had a reputation as a smooth-fielding first baseman with the Rangers.
3. Pete and his wife Donna live in Coleyville, Texas and own and operate AtPeace Floatation and Massage.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I never saw Pete O'Brien play a single game, as the Mariners released him on July 21, 1993, just as my baseball love was reaching its fever pitch. I'm sure one of you readers would tell me if I'd missed out on anything great.
Bill James Said: "He was released by the Mariners in July, having struggled through three-and-a-half years of a four-year contract, signed by a GM who must have been taking happy pills."
On This Date in 1993: December 13. Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell resigns as the head of the country's Conservative Party. Quebecois politician Jean Charest will step in as the party's new leader.