Sunday, May 24, 2009

1993 Leaf #460 David West

1993 Phillies - The Bullpen

Uniform Number: 40
1993 Stats: In 76 games, David went 6-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 3 saves.
1993 Notable: David led the Phillies' bullpen in wins, appearances, innings pitched and strikeouts. He went 2-0 in July, with a 0.87 ERA in 15 appearances. Unfortunately, he didn't fare as well in the Postseason, giving up 8 runs in 3.2 innings.
How Acquired: Acquired from the Minnesota Twins for Mike Hartley, December 5, 1992
Phillies Career: 1993-1996
How Departed: Granted free agency, October 31, 1996 (Signed with the Cincinnati Reds)

Amazingly, 1993 was David's first full year in the bullpen, after primarily being a starting pitcher for the first 5 seasons of his career. David is a fine example of a cast-off from another team (acquired by GM Lee Thomas) coming to the Phils with no fanfare and little to no expectations.

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