Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#735 Diego Segui

The prodigal Athlete and Athletic…In 1972 he was on the third of three stints with the A’s franchise….A prototypical spot starter/reliever throughout his career starting with the Kansas City Athletics…Pitched five out of six season with the team with one year exile to the Washington Senators sandwiched between...Probably best known as the answer to the trivia question: who is the only player who played for the Seattle Mariners and Pilots…Actually he was the opening day starter for both franchises…Was the best pitcher in Pilots inaugural season with a 12-6 record, mostly out of the bullpen…Traded to Oakland for 1970…AL ERA champ that year with a rather pedestrian 10-10 record…true to his career role began the season in the bullpen…June 22 he was asked to start…Made 18 starts for the A’s, winning 8 losing 6….being a starter gave him 116 innings enough to qualify for the ERA crown… 1971 Diego is a primarily a starter but missed portions of the season to injuries…Son David played in the big leagues too….Had a 19 year career with two assignments in AAA Hawaii coming 15 years apart.


  1. "Actually he was the opening day starter for both franchises…"

    Someone else posted that same thing recently with their Diego Segui card, but according to Baseball-Reference.com, Marty Pattin was the Pilots' opening day starter (although Segui pitched later in that game).

  2. Jim, you are right. I stand corrected. The bad information is from the Baseball Reference Bullpen page. Good catch.

  3. Well, you CAN say he was the first relief pitcher ever used by the Pilots. Keep up the good work Douglas. Really enjoying your blog.