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Dan Archibald helped college to opening win, saw three pro seasons

Dan Archibald 1990 Rockford Expos card

Dan Archibald's San Jose State club opened conference play in March 1988 and Archibald helped make sure they opened it with a win.

Archibald's stat line included four hits given up, no walks and a total of 14 strikeouts, with San Jose and Archibald coming away with the 9-2 victory, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Archibald pitched well enough that season to get the notice of the Expos, taken in that June's draft. He couldn't do well enough to get a long pro career. His career lasted just three seasons.

Archibald's career began that year, taken by the Expos in the 14th round of the draft, out of San Jose State University. He went to San Jose out of Santa Clara High School in California.

At San Jose State, Archibald made first team all-conference in 1988, and honorable mention the year before. He also won 10 games in 1988, while striking out 128. He struck out 93 in 1987.

With the Expos, Archibald started at short-season Jamestown. Over 18 games, seven starts, Archibald put up a 4.58 ERA, while striking out 36.

He returned to Jamestown for 1989, getting 24 outings, three starts. His ERA came in at 3.14, while striking out 47.

Archibald started 1990 at single-A Rockford. In 13 relief outings, 22 innings of work, he gave up nine earned. He then moved to the Angels system, playing at single-A Quad Cities and high-A Palm Springs. It was his final season as a pro.
Originally published Dec. 13, 2013
Dan Archibald 1990 Rockford Expos card

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