Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 3

1993 Fleer #208 - Scott Radinsky

On this day in 1968, pitcher Scott Radinsky was born.

Debuting for the White Sox in 1990, Scott was one of the hard throwing youngsters that made up a surprising team that would have gone from worst to first in the AL west, if it had not been for those pesky Oakland A's, led by former Sox manager Tony LaRussa and future Sox DH Jose Canseco. In 1991, Radinsky had his best year with the White Sox, going 5–5 with a 2.02 ERA. Scott held batters to a .116 batting average with runners in scoring position, in sixty-seven appearances that season.

After the 1993 season, Radinsky was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, which sidelined him for the entire strike shortened 1994 season. He was back with the White Sox for the 1995 season, but his ERA ballooned to 5.45, so the Sox chose not to re-sign Scott. Radinsky continued with his career, posting better ERAs with the Dodgers, before finishing up his MLB career with the Cardinals and the Indians.

Radinsky's second career was singing in a punk band. Scott enjoyed success with Scared Straight and with Pulley, who opened up for Green Day.

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