November 12, 1964 |
|September 8, 1987, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 10, 1994, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||5.06|
Otto is a 1982 graduate of Elk Grove High School. At 6'7" he is the tallest pitcher to hurl for Elk Grove's Grenadiers. He was also a basketball standout in high school. Otto was a 2000 inductee to the University of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He played DH as well as pitched for the Missouri Tigers from 1983 to 1985.
Otto was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round (52nd overall) of the 1982 MLB Draft, but elected to attend the University of Missouri instead. He was picked in the second round again three years later, this time thirteen slots earlier at 39th overall and by the Oakland Athletics with whom he would sign. After three years in the minor leagues, he made his debut on September 8, 1987. He spent four seasons with the Athletics, spending most of the year with the minor league Tacoma Tigers each time; in four seasons with the Athletics he played in nine total games at the major league level. He signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1991, and after two full seasons with them as a starting pitcher, spent a year each as a relief pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, retiring after the 1994 season.
Career as a broadcaster
Dave Otto often filled in for Ron Santo on the Chicago Cubs radio broadcasts on WGN Radio. He worked alongside Chip Caray on Fox Sports Net during Steve Stone's two-year absence in 2001-2002 and has worked for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference