October 25, 1978

Kurt Bevacqua



Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Teams | Cleveland (1971-72), Royals (73-74), Pirates (74), Brewers (75-76), Rangers (77-78), Padres (79-80), Pirates (80-81), Padres (82-85)

1. How he was acquired | The Padres traded Oscar Gamble, Dave Roberts and $300,000 to the Rangers for Bevacqua, Bill Fahey and Mike Hargrove on Oct. 25, 1978.
1. How he left | The Padres traded Bevacqua and 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



2. How he was acquired | Bevacqua signed as a free agent with the Padres on April 2, 1982.
2. How he left | The Padres released Bevacqua 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)