Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 18

1995 Topps #229 - Bob Zupcic

On this day in 1966, Bob Zupcic was born.

Bob was picked up on waivers in May 1994 from the Boston Red Sox. He made his White Sox debut on May 14, 1994, hitting for Joey Cora in the top of the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers. Zupcic would hit a line drive single to left scoring Ozzie Guillen, forcing Rangers pitcher Rick Honeycutt out of the game. The Pale Hose still lost the game 5-2.

Zupcic made starts in the outfield, giving much needed rest to the regulars. He also made a handful of appearances at the infield corner positions. Bob's last appearance would be on August 4, 1994, fittingly back in Texas against the Rangers. Zupcic would go 0-3 with two strikeouts. The MLB strike would happen on August 12th, cutting the season short and dashing any postseason hopes for the ChiSox. Chicago would release Bob before the beginning of the 1995 season. Zupcic hit .205 for the White Sox and rapped out eighteen hits in his short tenure.

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