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Friday, January 8, 2010

Dave Eiland, Columbus Clippers - 202

Be sure and check out the revisited Dave Eiland feature from September 2011: Dave Eiland, Part of the Game

While the player reviewed on the card a couple days ago could be found in Worcester, today's can be found in a not-so-out-of-the-way place in the Bronx. He's also the first with a lengthy major league career and the second to have garnered a spot in a movie.

Dave Eiland spent parts of 14 in the minors, the other parts of 10 in the majors. In 1990, he was named International League Pitcher of the Year. He spent nine years in the Yankees' system, his last three with the Devil Rays. He accumulated 373 innings and a career record of 12-27. He never stayed in the majors for a full season.

After retiring in 2000, Eiland he started a quick rise as pitching coach in the Yankees organization. By 2007, he was pitching coach for AAA Scranton, then it was on to Yankee Stadium as pitching coach

Eiland's past two seasons have been spent coaching the top pitchers in baseball in the Bronx.

Then there's his movie work. Eiland got screen time in the 1998 Kevin Costner movie For the Love of the Game. He played a relief pitcher.

1990 CMC Tally
Cards Reviewed: 12/880
Major Leaguers: 6
Never Made the Majors: 6
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 1
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 5

1 comment:

  1. In 1990 I never could have imagined that one day Eiland would earn a WS ring with the Yankees.