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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chris Fye, Two Hits - 2002

Chris Fye got that April 1990 start for San Jose, and he appeared to make the most of it. He got into the eighth inning giving up just two hits and no runs.

In the eighth, though, Fye gave up two straight hits and his 1-0 San Jose lead turned into a 5-1 San Jose loss, The San Jose Mercury News wrote.

Fye was in this third professional season that year. It was also his last.

Fye's professional career began in 1988, signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent. Then a resident of Bellevue, Neb., Fye went on to attend Iowa Western Community College.

With the Giants, Fye started at short-season Everett. There, Fye got 27 outings, two starts. He posted a 3.19 ERA in 48 innings of work.

For 1989, Fye moved to single-A Clinton and single-A San Jose. At Clinton, Fye got into 15 outings, eight starts, posting a 2.48 ERA. At San Jose, his ERA increased to 5.54 in 14 outings, three starts. Between them, he went 10-13.

Fye returned to San Jose for all of 1990. In 43 outings, he got 15 starts. His ERA, though, was 5.47 over 126 innings. He also picked up seven wins to 11 losses. It was his final year as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 983
Made the Majors: 625 - 63.6%
Never Made Majors: 358-36.4%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 277
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 166


  1. Why are Fye and Rogers on a card together?

  2. No idea, Bo. I'm assuming just because the photographer got a photo of them together. (each has his own card) As evidenced by the feature, Fye just doesn't seem to have had the career to that point that would have warranted an extra dual card.