Saturday, June 23, 2012
On this day in 1992, Shawn Abner went 3 for 4 against the Cleveland Indians in a White Sox winner in Chicago.
Although Tim Raines and Robin Ventura provided the bulk of the offense, Shawn Abner did manage to plunk three hits off of Cleveland pitching. One off of future Cubs pitcher Dave Otto, one off of future White Sox reliever Dennis Cook and one off of future Milwaukee Brewer Eric Plunk. Abner only was able to score one run and did not contribute any RBI on the day, but the team won 7-1 on a Jack McDowell complete game.
Abner was chosen first in the 1984 draft by the New York Mets, but never played in the big leagues with New York. He made his debut with the San Diego Padres, played briefly with the California Angels and ended things with the White Sox. Although he played his best MLB season with the ChiSox, Shawn never played in the majors past 1992.