Going into that game, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune wrote, Hurst had just 10 innings of work. On this night, in his only start of the year, Hurst went into the sixth inning. He gave up just four hits and a single run, picking up the win.
Hurst was in his third professional campaign that year for Clearwater. He would get just one more, never reaching above high-A.
Hurst's professional career began in 1989, signed by the Phillies as an undrafted free agent. His school is not recorded, but he is listed as from Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
With the Phillies, Hurst started at rookie Martinsville, going 5-7 over 15 outings, 14 starts. He also posted a 3.66 ERA over 83.2 innings.
For 1990, Hurst moved to short-season Batavia. There, he remained a starter, going 4-3 over 14 starts.
Hurst moved to relieving in 1991, playing between high-A Clearwater and single-A Spartanburg. In an early June outing for Clearwater, Hurst went two scoreless innings, giving up a single walk. In late July, with Spartanburg, Hurst had another two-inning outing, giving up two hits, but no runs.
Hurst returned for one more season, playing at Spartanburg. He got into 31 outings in 1992, three starts. He went 4-5, with a 3.48 ERA, ending his professional career.
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 19, 1991: Clearwater a Big Hit Against Slumping Sox
Made the Majors: 677 - 57.4%
Never Made Majors: 502-42.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 292
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 174