Sunday, May 25, 2014
1990 Score, Dave Eiland
#652 Dave Eiland
Here is the second card of Dave Eiland that I have posted on here. Dave is the pitching coach for the Royals and I got this card signed before a Royals card in 2012. The first card I posted of him is a minor league card and it can be seen here.
Dave made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 1988. He got called upon to start a game in early August in Milwaukee and he was lights-out in his debut. He threw seven innings and allowed just three hits and one run. The run was a lead-off home run to start the game by none other than Paul Molitor. He settled down after that and walked two while striking out three. He got a no-decision, though, as Dave Righetti came on in the eight and allowed five runs in a third of an inning.
Dave made just two more starts that season for the Yankees and he gave up five more home runs in 6.2 innings.
Dave pitched parts of four more seasons with New York, but he never really found a home there. The only time he appeared in more than six games was the 1991 season when he made 18 appearances (13 starts) and went 2-5 with a 5.33 ERA.