December 10, 1990

Eric Show



Teams | Padres (1981-90), Athletics (91)

How he was acquired | The Padres drafted Show in the 18th round of the 1978 amateur draft on June 6, 1978.
How he was lost | Show signed as a free agent with the Athletics on Dec. 10, 1990.

Pitches | 1. Sinking fastball  2. Slider  3. Change  4. Curve

Players most similar to | John Montefusco, Steve Blass
Career year (1988) 16-11, 3.26 ERA, 144 strikeouts and 53 walks in 234.2 innings, 13 complete games.

The Eric Show Library
Baseball’s Thinking Man | Los Angeles Times (Feb. 27, 1988)
Eric Show’s Solitary Life, and Death | The New York Times (March 27, 1994)
The tortured life of Eric Show | ESPN.com (Sept. 11, 2010)
Silver anniversary: the Eric Show game | The Hardball Times (July 7, 2012)

December 5, 1990

Roberto Alomar


Teams | Padres [1988-90] Blue Jays [91-95] Orioles [96-98] Cleveland [99-2001] Mets [02-03] White Sox [03] Diamondbacks [04] White Sox [04]

How he was acquired | The Padres signed Alomar as an amateur free agent on Feb. 15, 1985.

How he left | The Padres traded Alomar and Joe Carter to the Blue Jays for Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez on Dec. 5, 1990.

Player most similar to | Frankie Frisch

Career year [2001] 20 home runs, 100 RBIs, .336 batting average, .415 on-base percentage, .541 slugging percentage, 113 runs, 12 triples, 30 stolen bases.

Resume |
Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame [2011]
Top 10 in MVP voting five times [1991-93, 99, 2001]
12-time All-Star [1990-2001]
10 Gold Glove awards [1991-96, 98-2001]
1992 ALCS MVP
1998 All-Star Game MVP
Led league in runs [1999]