Dave Pavlas

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Dave Pavlas
Born: (1962-08-12) August 12, 1962 (age 54)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 1990, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Earned run average 2.65
Win-loss record 2-0
Strikeouts 33

David Lee Pavlas (born August 12, 1962) is a former baseball pitcher who was born in Frankfurt, West Germany. He attended Rice University.


Pavlas was a 6'7", 180 pound pitcher. He was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1984. A right-handed pitcher, he did exceptionally well in his first professional season, going 8-3 with a 2.62 ERA. His success simmered after the first pro season, but overall he had an impressive minor league career-impressive enough to be called up by the Cubs at the age of 28. He did well in his first stint in the major leagues, going 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA in 13 games.

Even with that, he found himself in the minors in 1991. He appeared in only one game that year, allowing 2 runs in one inning of work. After playing in the minors for the remainder of the 1992 season, he moved on to the Mexican League. He spent two years there before being signed by the New York Yankees as a replacement player in 1995. In 20 career games as a Yankee, his ERA was below 3.00. After his final game in the majors on September 29, 1996, he pitched in seven games for the Yomiuri Giants in 1997, then bounced around in the minors until 2001 before retiring.

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