But what the 37th-round pick could claim that year that others couldn't was that he was in the major leagues.
Revenig made Oakland that August as an added relief pitcher. He made it into two games and then he was done, never making it back. But Revenig made the majors.
Revenig's career began that year in 1990, taken by the Athletics out of Mankato State University in Minnesota.
Revenig started at short-season Southern Oregon, and he started well. In 24 relief outings, Revenig's ERA came in at a sterling 0.81.
He then repeated that performance in 1991 with 38 outings between single-A Madison and AA Huntsville. His ERA that year was 0.98.
Revenig returned to Huntsville for 1992 and became a workhorse. In 53 outings, he had an ERA of 1.70. He also saved 33 games. He also made the league All-Star team. He picked up his 24th save in a July outing.
Then, in late-August, Revenig got his call directly to Oakland. He debuted Aug. 24 at Boston, getting an inning of work while giving up just one hit. He returned a week later in Oakland, against Baltimore. He again got an inning of work while giving up a single hit.
Then that was it. Revenig was sent down for the stretch drive. He never got back. His final major league ERA: 0.00.
He lost all of 1993 to injury, then returned briefly in 1994. He played 1995 at AAA Edmonton, but didn't get called up. He then moved to the Orioles, playing most of 1996 at AA Bowie.
Revenig played 1997 in Mexico, then the next two seasons in Taiwan. He got one last shot at affiliated ball in 2000 with the Diamondbacks. He played at AAA Tucson that year and the next, finishing out his career.
- Gainesville Sun, wire services, Aug. 29, 1992: Notes
Made the Majors: 764 - 49.0%-X
Never Made Majors: 796-51.0%
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 331
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 198