Wednesday, February 25, 2015
#382 Tim Belcher
About the Back: Tim was the first overall pick in the January phase of the 1984 draft, and it was actually the second time he'd been selected #1. The Twins drafted him with the first pick of the June 1983 draft, but he did not sign.
1. Belcher won three games for the Dodgers in the 1988 postseason. In his first-ever playoff appearance, he struck out ten Mets in eight and one-third innings in the second game of the NLCS.
2. On May 30, 1995, he allowed Derek Jeter's first major league hit, a single.
3. He has worked in the Indians' front office, and was the club's big league pitching coach in 2010-2011.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: When you're in middle school, "Belcher" is a very funny name. When you're 32...it's still pretty amusing.
Bill James Said: "For some reason, the batting average against him with men on base was .295, which cost him dearly." Tim was 12-11 with a 4.44 ERA (92 ERA+) in 1993.
On This Date in 1993: February 25. The Seinfeld episode "The Implant", guest starring Teri Hatcher, airs for the first time. "They're real...and they're spectacular."