Monday, March 9, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 15 - Scott Ruskin

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Scott Ruskin

Born: June 8, 1963, Jacksonville, Florida
Drafted: 1986, 3rd Round, by the Pirates
Debut: 1990 with the Pirates
Reds Debut: 1992, acquired via trade
Reds Stats: 2 seasons at RP, 61 games, 43 K's, 5.27 ERA, 4-3 record
Final Major League Season: 1993 with the Reds

Was drafted by an MLB team 5 separate times (Reds 1981, Rangers 1984, Indians 1985, Expos 1986, Pirates 1986); finally accepted with the Pirates.
Played in the majors for the Pirates, Expos, and Reds. Also had a brief contract with the Royals.
Pitched four years at the University of Florida, where he was a hitter first and a pitcher second, but transitioned to pitching full-time in 1989.

Number of cards: 59
Number of cards as a Red: 20
Number of cards in my collection:  13 (65%)

Go Reds.

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