Wednesday, September 10, 2014
#278 Chris Nabholz
1. Chris' first big league complete game was a one-hit shutout of the Mets on September 20, 1990. Tommy Herr's sixth-inning single was the only hit for New York.
2. He won all six of his starts in September of 1991, including a complete-game 6-1 decision over Houston on September 1. He limited the Astros to four hits and notched a career-best 11 strikeouts.
3. Nabholz still lives near Pottsville, where he works in mortgage and lending.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I didn't know that Chris played ball at Towson State University - now it's just Towson University. My father is another Towson alumnus, and I live near the campus these days.
Bill James Said: "Throws a good fastball, excellent sinker; isn't a quality pitcher and probably never will be, but wins as many as he loses." Nabholz did pitch himself out of the league by the end of 1995. He posted a 6.96 ERA in 76.1 innings with the Indians, Cubs, and Red Sox in 1994-1995, so Bill must've been on to something.
On This Date in 1993: September 10. Tony Womack debuts for the Pirates as a pinch runner in a 9-8 loss to the Rockies. He will go on to top the National League in stolen bases from 1997 through 1999, totaling 190 swipes and being caught only 28 times.