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Monday, December 29, 2014

Mike Tresemer gave team chance at Eugene, saw five seasons

Mike Tresemer 1990 Omaha Royals card
His Eugene Emeralds already down by one, Mike Tresemer came on with the bases loaded and nobody out, according to The Eugene Register-Guard.

By the time he was done in this June 1986 game, Tresemer had allowed only one of his inherited runners to score. He also gave his team a chance to come back and his team came back. Tresemer was rewarded with the win.

Tresemer was in his first professional season that year. He went on to play in four more. He never made the majors.

Tresemer's career began in1986, taken by the Royals in the 10th round of the draft out of the University of California-Santa Barbara.

At UC-Santa Barbara, Tresemer played from 1984 to 1986 and he picked up 18 wins, still tied for 10th all-time at the school. He also had a 3.25 career ERA and threw 13 complete games. In March 1986, Tresemer threw a one-hitter.

With the Royals, Tresemer started at short-season Eugene. He got into 12 games, started six. He turned in a 5.05 ERA. He picked another of his three wins with a five-inning start in August where he gave up one earned.

Tresemer played 1987 at single-A Appleton, going 8-8 in 20 starts. He played 1988 largely at single-A Baseball City, but he also got five outings at AA Memphis. He had a 2.28 ERA on the year.

He played 1989 back at Memphis. In 30 outings, 17 starts, he had a 4.39 ERA. He moved up to AAA Omaha for 1990, but his stay was brief. He got into 11 games there and put up an ERA of 9.00. It was his final season as a pro.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,859
Made the Majors: 865 - 46.5%
Never Made Majors: 994-53.5%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 369
10+ Seasons in the Minors:217

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