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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wally Warrecker, Complete Game - 2579

Wally Warrecker pitched his University of California team to a win in April 1989 and he did it on ESPN, according to The Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Warrecker threw a complete game, striking out the final Washington State hitter, The Daily News wrote.

"I felt strong, but I was losing a little in the ninth," Warrecker told The Daily News. "But I didn't want to throw a curve and watch it go 415 feet. I felt like I had a little juice left."

Warrecker went on from California to turn pro that year. His professional career ended up being brief, lasting just two seasons.

Warrecker's career began that June, taken by the Angels in the 24th round of the draft out of the University of California, Berkeley.

Warrecker started with the Angels at short-season Bend. He got into 18 games in relief there and had a 4.55 ERA. He picked up one of his two losses in a June game, going 1.1 innings and giving up three earned.

He moved to high-A Palm Springs for 1990. He got into 37 games there. He picked up three wins, three losses and two saves. He ended with a 3.49 ERA. It was his final season as a pro.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,036
Made the Majors: 904-44.4%
Never Made Majors:1,132-55.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 385
10+ Seasons in the Minors:220

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