Saturday, August 16, 2014

669th Place - Eric Nolte

Card #694

The Padres probably thought they had a good thing going with Eric Nolte in 1988.  They had just let him start 12 games in 1987, and he compiled a respectable 3.21 ERA, despite walking too many hitters.  But Nolte never stuck in the majors, getting some cups of coffee for three more seasons before fading back into obscurity. 

It looks like part of his problem at maintaining success in the big leagues was a bad stomach ulcer.  My dad got hospitalized with one of those when I was in high school, they're no joke.

The Padres sure didn't shy away from the browns back in the 80's, did they?  It feels like they're still searching for a permanent design...

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