Tuesday, April 29, 2014
#204 Dan Pasqua
1. Pasqua faced Mike Moore 60 times, more than any other pitcher. He punished Moore to the tune of .429/.450/.696 with six doubles, three home runs, and 13 RBI.
2. Dan spoiled Danny Darwin's no-hit bid at Fenway Park on August 18, 1993 with a one-out triple in the eighth inning. It was the only three-bagger he hit that season, and the last of his career.
3. He was a minor-league teammate of John Elway (1982 Oneonta Yankees) and Michael Jordan (1994 Birmingham Barons).
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I remember nothing about Pasqua except for those glasses. Probably some residual self-loathing from my awkward bespectacled adolescent self.
Bill James Said: "Pasqua hit 11 to 20 homers a year from 1986 through 1991, but has had hamstring problems over the last two years, hasn't played as much and hasn't hit much of anything."
On This Date in 1993: April 29. The classic Simpsons' episode "Whacking Day" airs, featuring guest star Barry White.