Kurt Bevacqua
bench jockey | bats: right | throws: right | height: 6-1 | weight: 185 | born: Jan. 23, 1947

Kurt Bevacqua
Kurt Bevacqua is a winner.
Career stats | Baseball-Reference.com
Career biography | The Ballplayers
In the show | Cleveland [1971-72] Royals [73] Pirates [74] Royals [74] Brewers [75-76] Rangers [77-78] Padres [79-80] Pirates [80-81] Padres [82-85]
How he was acquired | Bevacqua signed with the Padres on April 2, 1982.

Players most similar to | Billy Martin, Earl Weaver, Bill Rigney, Leo Durocher, Eddie Stanky, Jimmy Dykes, Frankie Frisch, Lefty Gomez, Whitey Ford, John McGraw, Dizzy Dean*
Career year, 1984 World Series | two home runs, four RBIs, .412 batting average, .444 on-base percentage, .882 slugging percentage in 17 at-bats

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  • Joe Garagiola/Bazooka Bubble Gum Blowing Champ (1975)
  • Led league in pinch hits and pinch at-bats (1980)
  • Tommy Lasorda on Bevacqua: Dodger Blues
  • Softball ringer vs. Hank Hill’s Strickland Propane team (“King of the Hill”)

    * Compiled from Ray Robinson’s 12 Greatest Stentors of All Time (loud mouths, or as they used to call them, bench jockeys) in The Baseball Book of Lists by Phil Pepe and Zander Hollander, 1983

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  • Believe it or not, Dunston not worst DH ever | Rob Neyer, ESPN.com (Oct. 20, 2002)
  • Where’ve you gone, Kurt Bevacqua? | Sandy Burgin, MLB.com (Aug. 15, 2002)
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