August 12, 1962 |
Frankfurt, West Germany
|August 21, 1990, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||2.65|
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, Baseball Reference (Minor, Mexican and Japanese leagues), or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
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