Friday, March 14, 2008

1993 Phillies World Series Team - Hollins - Jackson

Dave Hollins (3B) - 1993 Flair

Hollins was drafted in the 6th round by the Padres in 1987. He was acquired by the Phillies from the Padres in December 1989 Rule V Draft. He was a part time player in 1990 and 1991 but took over 3B full time in 1992. 1992 and 1993 were pretty good years for Hollins. He had almost identical stats in both years. In '93 he had 93 rbis, 18 home runs and batted 0.273. He was also named to the All-Star team. He only hit 0.200 in the NLCS but 2 of his 4 hits were home runs. Early in the 1994 season he broke a small bone in one of his hands. This limited his playing time in 1994 and 1995. In 1995, the Phillies traded him to the Red Sox for Mark Whiten. The Phillies resigned him as a free agent for the 2002 season but he only had 17 at bats before being released. He finished his career with a 0.260 BA and 112 home runs. He is currently a scout for the Orioles. He made $12.6 million in his playing career.

Pete Incaviglia (OF) 1993 Stadium Club

Pete was the Expos 1st round draft pick (the 8th pick overall) in 1985, although he never played for them. After 5 years with the Rangers and a year apiece with the Tigers and Astros, the Phillies signed him to a 2 year, $2 million contract in 1993. Inky immediately fit into the 'blue collar' feel of the Phillies. Although 1993 wasn't his best year, his stats had been declining since 1990 and '93 was something of a come back year and a last gasp year. He was pretty much a non-factor in the play-offs getting only 3 hits 19 at bats, 1 of which was a home run. The Phillies resigned him for 1996 but he was traded during the season to the Orioles. Although he continued to play until 1998 he saw little playing time in '97 and '98. He finished his career with a 0.246 BA and 204 home runs, and a career salary of $6.3 million. He also struck out 1,277 times.

Pete had a great college career, hitting 100 home runs in 213 games with Oklahoma State. After he was drafted by the Expos, he refused to play in the minors. The Expos traded him immediately after signing him to the Rangers who agreed to put him directly into the majors. After this, baseball instituted a rule prohibiting a team from trading a player until he'd been under contract for a year. This is known as the Pete Incaviglia rule.

Danny Jackson (Pitcher) 1993 Pinnacle

Jackson was the first pick of the 1983 draft. Drafted by the Royals he pitched for them for 5 years. He played for the Reds, Cubs and Pirates. His best season was in 1988 with the Reds when he posted a 23-8 season. He lost out in the Cy Young Award voting to Orel Hershisher, who also had a 23-8 record. He was drafted by the Marlins in the 1992 expansion draft. The Marlins immediately traded him to the Phillies for Joel Adamson and Matt Whisenant (I never heard of them either). The Phillies signed him to a 2-year, $5.3 million contract. Jackson was 12-11 with an ERA of 3.11 in 1993. He won 1 game in the NLCS but only lasted 5 innings in his one World Series start. Jackson had another good year in 1994 with the Phillies going 14-6 with a 3.26 ERA, and an All-Star berth. He was a free agent after the '94 season and the Cardinals signed him to a 3-year, $10.8 million contract. He was 2-12 with the Cardinals in 1995 and injuries limited his effectiveness after that. He was a combined 5-19 in '97-'98. He ended his career with a 112-131 record and an ERA of 4.01. He made about $24.5 million in his career, or about $219,000 per win.

1 comment:

thewritersjourney said...

Jackson was robbed of the Cy Young in 1988. 59 scoreless innings? Pfft. Jackson could have done better, but he didn't want to show off.