David Lundquist

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David Lundquist
Pitcher
Born: (1973-06-04) June 4, 1973 (age 43)
Beverly, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 6, 1999, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 2002, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 7.92
Strikeouts 37
Teams

David Lundquist (born June 4, 1973 in Beverly, Massachusetts) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Chicago White Sox and the San Diego Padres at the Major League level but also played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Lundquist attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was drafted by the White Sox in the fifth round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Lundquist began his professional career with the Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League White Sox in 1993. He went 5-3 with a 3.14 ERA in 11 games, 10 starts.

In 1994 Lundquist played for the Class-A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League. He went 13-10 with a 3.48 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 27 games, all starts. He also pitched two shutouts.

Lundquist spent the 1995 season with the Class-A South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League. In 18 starts, Lundquist went 8-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 118 innings pitched. Lundquist pitched five complete games and one shutout.

The next season, 1996, saw Lundquist a promotion to the Class-A Advanced Prince William Cannons but an injury had him demoted to the Rookie-Level Gulf Coast League White Sox. He went a combined 1-3 with a 4.65 ERA in eight games, all starts.

In 1997 Lundquist played for the Class-A Advanced Winston-Salem Warthogs of the Carolina League and the Double-A Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. Lundquist went a combined 3-1 with a 7.19 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 27 games, six starts. For the first time in his professional career, Lundquist pitched mainly in relief.

Lundquist played the 1998 season at three different levels of the White Sox organization, playing for the Class-A Advanced Winston-Salem Warthogs, the Double-A Birmingham Barons and the Triple-A Calgary Cannons. He went a combined 5-1 with a 3.24 ERA in 51 games, all in relief. Lundquist finished the season with 12 saves, his first career season with any saves.

1999 saw Lundquist his first taste of the Major Leagues. He started the season with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights of the International League where in three games, he gave up no runs. He made his first Major League appearance on April 6, 1999 against the Seattle Mariners giving up no runs in one inning.[1] Lundquist was soon placed on waivers after 17 games.

Kansas City Royals and Aberdeen Arsenal[edit]

Lundquist was claimed of waivers by the Kansas City Royals on October 15, 1999. He was released by the Royals on March 29, 2000 before making an appearance.

In 2000 Lundquist played for the Independent Aberdeen Arsenal of the Atlantic League. He went 4-3 with a 9.07 ERA in 21 games, all in relief.

San Diego Padres[edit]

Lundquist was signed by the San Diego Padres on February 8, 2001. He spent the '01 season with the Triple-A Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League. He went 4-7 with a 3.11 ERA in 50 games. Lundquist lead all Beavers relief pitchers in ERA and games pitched.[2] He also pitched 17 games at the Major League level and went 0-1 with a 5.95 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 1923 innings. He was granted free agency on October 15, 2001 but re-signed on October 22.

In 2002 Lundquist started the season with the Triple-A Portland Beavers where he went 1-4 with a 5.62 ERA in 30 games. His 21 saves lead all Beavers pitchers.[3] Lundquist spent three games with the Padres at the Major League level giving up five earned runs in just 223 innings. He was released on July 15, 2002.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Lundquist signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 9, 2004 and spent the '04 season with the Class-A Hickory Crawdads and the Double-A Altoona Curve. He went a combined 7-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 25 games. Lundquist failed to make it to the Major Leagues and retired after the 2004 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago White Sox vs Seattle Mariners April 6, 1999 Box Score". www.baseball-almanac.com. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  2. ^ "2001 Portland Beavers". www.baseball-reference.com. Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  3. ^ "2002 Portland Beavers". www.baseball-reference.com. Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 

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