PHOTO: Ugghhh....overexposed, blurry. Yuck.
STAT: Whitehurst pitched a lot against the Cubs. The two batters he faced the most in his career were Mark Grace and Ryne Sandberg. Grace got a few singles and not much else while Sandberg hit the ball all over the place (doubles and triples and homers, oh my!)
ANAGRAM: Wally Whitehurst = Hurl witty whales
Whitehurst was an average-ish pitcher who had a couple of nice seasons and a couple of dull seasons. He was part of two memorable trades, one I've mentioned at least 5 times on my various blogs.
December 11, 1987: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Oakland Athletics with Kevin Tapani to the New York Mets. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Bob Welch and Matt Young to the Oakland Athletics. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Jack Savage to the New York Mets. The Oakland Athletics sent Alfredo Griffin and Jay Howell to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The New York Mets sent Jesse Orosco to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
October 26, 1992: Traded by the New York Mets with a player to be named later and D.J. Dozier to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later and Tony Fernandez. The New York Mets sent Raul Casanova (December 7, 1992) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.