Saturday, November 3, 2012

Death Stare Dave 11/3/12

Hey baseball fans!

Sorry I haven't posted anything during the past week. My Internet wasn't working because of Hurricane Sandy. However, today's post is about one of the most dominant pitchers of the late eighties and early nineties. He pitched on numerous pennant-winning teams, but is not in the Hall of Fame. Can you guess who it is? Ladies and gentleman, Dave Stewart.

Dave played 15 seasons in the bigs, from 1981-1995. In those seasons, his record was 168-129 with the A's, Dodgers, Rangers, Phillies, and Blue Jays. He wasn't the best pitcher throughout his career (he only made it to one All-Star Game), but he was lights out from 1987-1990. In those years, with  the help of his famous death stare he would give to batters, his record was 84-45. That's half of his career wins! Along with that amazing stat, in those years, he had an ERA of 3.20 and struck out 718 batters. Going back to his career, he was a World Series Champion three times ('81 with LA, '89 with Oakland, and '93 with Toronto) and went to the World Series two more times with the A's in 1988 and 1990. Sadly, like I mentioned before, he is currently not in Cooperstown, but if he played his entire career like he did from 1987-1990, we might be talking about a new greatest pitcher of his time.

Hope everyone is safe. Talk to you all soon.

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