Friday, April 25, 2014
#202 Mike Scioscia
1. In 1990, Scioscia became the first Dodgers catcher to start the All-Star Game since Hall of Famer Roy Campanella in 1954.
2. Mike was not known for his speed. As Tommy Lasorda once put it: "If he raced his pregnant wife he'd finish third."
3. He is currently in his 15th season as Angels' manager. He's won Manager of the Year twice (2002, 2009), and led the team to their first World Series title in 2002.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I first knew Scioscia as the catcher on the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's ringer softball team. "Mike Scioscia's tragic illness made us smile..."
Bill James Said: Zippo. Mike signed with the Padres after the 1992 season, suffered a torn rotator cuff in spring training '93, and never played in the big leagues again.
On This Date in 1993: April 25. Todd Stottlemyre outduels Alex Fernandez in a 1-0 Toronto win over the White Sox. Darrin Jackson's eighth-inning solo home run makes a hard-luck loser out of Fernandez.