Sunday, October 4, 2015

#489 Scott Fredrickson

About the Front: Isn't that the guy who plays Cam on Modern Family?
About the Back: Kevin Towers should ring a bell. He climbed the ranks to serve as the Padres' GM (1995-2009) before holding the same job in Arizona (2010-2014).

Triple Play:

1. Scott made his big league debut on April 29, 1993 with two perfect innings of relief against the Cardinals.

2. Fredrickson's 1993 season didn't turn out as well it began. The Rockies shipped him out after he racked up a 6.21 ERA in 29 innings of relief; that turned out to be his only experience in the big leagues.

3. He posted an 11-3 record with a 3.45 ERA at AAA Colorado Springs in 1995, but it went downhill from there. After ERAs over 6.00 in the minors in 1996 and 1997, he called it a career.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: I probably suspected at the time that a number of these Rockies and Marlins in the 1993 Topps set wouldn't ever be seen in a Topps base set again. I should put together a total count at the end of this all.

Bill James Said: "Another pitcher from the University of Texas, like Clemens, Swindell, etc. Well, not too much like them..."

On This Date in 1993: October 4. American League owners unanimously approve the sale of the Baltimore Orioles to attorney Peter Angelos and his minority partners. And so it begins...


  1. Good ol'Converse, Texas right next to Randolph AFB and engulfed by the city of my birth: San Antonio. Besides being home to Judson high school which is somewhat of regional powerhouse when it comes to high school athletics, Converse is also a great little municipality in which to load up on speeding tickets!

  2. Andy - Good to know. Similarly, pay close attention to the posted speed limits if you're ever in Galena, MD.