Friday, September 26, 2014

#288 Dave Cochrane

About the Front: Dave Cochrane is pictured hunkered down at third base, where he played 10 games in 1992. He also appeared in 21 games as a catcher, 16 in left field, nine in right field, three at first base, two as DH, and one game at second base. Have gloves, will travel.

About the Back: Two straight players living in Yorba Linda! What are the odds?

Triple Play:

1. In 1987, Cochrane pitched in eight games for the White Sox' AAA Hawaii club. He allowed 15 hits and nine runs in 11.1 innings, with 11 walks and six strikeouts, and that was the end of that experiment.

2. On June 15, 1991, he went 2-for-4 with a double, a bases-loaded walk, and a career-high five RBI as Seattle trounced the Tigers 15-2.

3. Dave played his final big league game on July 30, 1992, collecting a pinch single in the ninth inning before exiting for a pinch runner.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I always wondered if he was related to Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane. As near as I can tell, the answer is no.

Bill James Said: He didn't say. Dave was out of baseball after the 1992 season.

On This Date in 1993: September 26. The first mission inside the research facility Biosphere 2 ends after two years.

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