George Tsamis

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George Tsamis
Born: (1967-06-14) June 14, 1967 (age 49)
Campbell, California
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 26, 1993, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1993, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1-2
Earned run average 6.19
Strikeouts 30

George Alex Tsamis (Greek: Γιώργος Τσάμης; born June 14, 1967) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched one season in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins in 1993. He is the current manager of the St. Paul Saints, and has been since 2003. He led the Saints to the 2004 Northern League championship.

Playing career[edit]

Tsamis attended Stetson University, where he played college baseball for the Hatters under head coach Pete Dunn. He was named the TAAC Player of the Year in 1989.

Tsamis was drafted by the Twins in the 15th round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut in 1993, appearing in 41 games with a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 6.19.

Tsamis was a replacement player with the Los Angeles Dodgers during spring training prior to the 1995 season. Replacement players took over for the regular, unionized baseball players when the Major League Baseball Players Association went on strike in 1994. The strike was resolved at the end of spring training, and Tsamis returned to the minor leagues, where he pitched until 1998. Due to his role as a replacement player, Tsamis was not permitted membership in the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Managerial career[edit]

Tsamis managed the Waterbury Spirit (1999–2000) and New Jersey Jackals (2001–02), winning league titles with the Jackals in both his seasons. In 2003, he was hired to manage the Saints, then in the Northern League. The team moved to the American Association in 2006.

Tsamis recently managed the North Division in the American Association All-Star Game in Sioux Falls, SD.

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