Friday, July 19, 2013

Diego Segui (#157)

I don't usually post cards of players whose card I've posted elsewhere, but these pre-green-and-gold Athletics' uniforms look so unusual. This looks like a 1950s' photo.

Segui was signed by the Reds prior to the 1958 season (hey, maybe this photo is an airbrushed Cinn... nah!).  After the Reds released him in late April that season, he pitched most of the year for Tucson in the Arizona-Mexico League.

In September '58 the Athletics signed him, and he debuted with Kansas City in April 1962.  Diego pitched for the A's from 1962-68, although he spent a good bit of 1966 in the minors.

After the 1968 season, Segui was drafted by the expansion Seattle Pilots, and spent the entire '69 season with Seattle. He was also purchased by the expansion Seattle Mariners prior to the 1977 season, and spent that season in the Emerald City as well, his last before retiring.

In-between his 2 terms in Seattle, he returned to Oakland for 2 1/2 seasons, St. Louis for 1 1/2 years, and in 1975 played with the Red Sox. He also played the 1976 season with the Padres' AAA team in Hawaii.

Although from Cuba, he was inducted into the Venezuelen Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. His son David played for several teams in the 1990s.

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