October 25, 1978
Career statistics | .236/.305/.327, 970 games, 379 as PH
Teams | Cleveland (1971-72), Royals (73-74), Pirates (74), Brewers (75-76), Rangers (77-78), Padres (79-80), Pirates (80-81), Padres (82-85)
How he was acquired I | Traded by the Rangers with Bill Fahey and Mike Hargrove to the Padres for Oscar Gamble, Dave Roberts and $300,000 on on Oct. 25, 1978.
How he left I | Traded by the Padres with a player to be named later to the Pirates for Rick Lancellotti and Luis Salazar on Aug. 5, 1980.
Career year (1977) 5 home runs, 28 RBIs, .333 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, .604 slugging percentage in 104 plate appearances.
BAZOOKA BUMBLE GUM BLOWING CHAMPION | 1975
How he was acquired II | Signed as a free agent with the Padres on April 2, 1982.
How he left II | Released by the Padres on March 24, 1986.
Players most similar to | Bevacqua ranked fourth on Ray Robinson’s list of the 12 best bench jockeys of all time. The others were Billy Martin, Earl Weaver, Bill Rigney, Leo Durocher, Eddie Stanky, Jimmy Dykes, Frankie Frisch, Lefty Gomez, Whitey Ford, John McGraw and Dizzy Dean.
THE LASORDA RANT | 1982
The Kurt Bevacqua Library
• Prayer for Expansion, Part 1 | Cardboard Gods (March 27, 2007)
• Prayer for Expansion, Part 2 | Cardboard Gods (March 28, 2007)
• Where have you gone, Kurt Bevacqua? | MLB.com (Aug. 15, 2002)
• Pinch-Hitter’s Pinch-Hitter | Los Angeles Times (March 27, 1985)