Sunday, September 12, 2010
1970 Topps, Diego Segui
#2 Diego Segui
Here is another card from the Kansas City A's reunion at the T-Bones game in July. This was the first card that I got signed that day by a former A and it is also the first Pilots card that I ever got signed. Diego was one of the two A's that I was able to catch before they headed up to their suite.
Diego pitched in the Major Leagues for 15 seasons. In that span, he managed to play for six teams- the A's (three different stints), Senators, Pilots, Cardinals, Red Sox, and Mariners. He was a starter early in his career, but he spent a majority of his time coming out of the 'pen. He was a twelve game winner for the expansion Pilots in 1969. That was the most games he ever won in a season and he did it in 66 appearances (8 starts). Four years later with the Cardinals, he posted a career high of 17 saves, as well. For his career, Diego was 92-111 with 71 saves and a 3.81 ERA.
I wonder how many players actually played for the Pilots and Mariners. There can't be too many.