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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Scott Arvesen felt really good in 1990 outing, saw 4 seasons

Scott Arvesen 1990 Augusta Pirates card

Scott Arvesen pitched well this night in July 1990. Pitching for single-A Augusta, he threw a complete game, giving up four hits and just two runs, one earned, according to The Charleston News and Courier.

Arvesen also picked up the 9-2 victory.

"I felt really good out there tonight," Arvesen told The News and Courier after the game. "It's a lot easier to pitch when you've got a big lead, but I was on."

Arvesen was in his second year as a pro in 1990. He would play in just two more, never getting the chance to pitch in the bigs.

Arvesen's pro career began June 1989, taken by the Pirates in the 17th round of the draft, out of St. Xavier. Arvesen went to St. Xavier out of Alan B. Shepard High in Palos Heights, Ill.

With St. Xavier in 1988, Arvesen put up a 1.13 ERA as a sophomore by the end of May. In March 1989, Arvesen gave up two home runs in this March 1989 game for St. Xavier. He also pitched a complete game - and got the win, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

With the Pirates, Arvesen started at short-season Welland in the New York-Penn League. He got five outings there, one start. He also gave up five earned runs in 13.1 innings of work.

For 1990, Arvesen played the season at single-A Augusta. There, he got 28 starts, going 8-11, with a 4.32 ERA.

That May, though, Arvesen experienced what The Sumter Item called a "nightmare of gigantic proportions," giving up seven earned runs over three innings of work, picking up a loss.

Arvesen returned to Augusta in 1991, also getting time at high-A Salem. Between them, he got 27 starts, with a 7-12 record. He also had a 4.17 ERA. It was his final year with the Pirates.

Arvesen returned for two final games four years later in 1995 with the Padres at AAA Las Vegas, ending his career.
Scott Arvesen 1990 Augusta Pirates card

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,074
Made the Majors: 658 - 61.3%
Never Made Majors: 416-38.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 287
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 169

1 comment:

  1. We lived in Augusta in 1990 and knew Scott and Paul Wagner, who played in the big leagues. They were good nice guys who came to our church sometimes, or to dinner and games with us. It was cool for a 13 year old to hang out with pro baseball players.