June 16, 2003 |
Steve Trachsel grew up 10 minutes from Anaheim Stadium with a Rod Carew T-shirt on his back and a Nolan Ryan poster on his bedroom wall. Long before his days as Fullerton Troy High's star pitcher -- and even after Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman told the then-free agent's representative no thanks to a proposed deal before the 2000 season -- he envisioned himself as an Angel.
May 12, 2000 |
Steve Trachsel extended his scoreless-innings streak to 17 and Fred McGriff hit a seventh-inning homer as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat Orlando Hernandez and the New York Yankees, 1-0, Thursday night at New York. It was the second consecutive 1-0 victory for Trachsel (3-2), who gave up three hits, struck out five and walked one in seven innings. In his previous start Saturday, he beat Boston and Pedro Martinez with a complete-game shutout at Fenway Park.
April 30, 2000 |
Eight-year-old Steve Trachsel was in the upper deck of Anaheim Stadium in 1979, screaming like a banshee, when the Angels played the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Championship Series. After the game, he bought a Rod Carew T-shirt. Later, a Nolan Ryan poster adorned his bedroom wall.
April 18, 1999 |
For eight innings, Steve Trachsel was nearly unhittable at Milwaukee on Saturday. But the ninth was a different story. Trachsel took a two-hitter and a 4-0 lead into the ninth. But Geoff Jenkins' two-out, run-scoring double capped a five-run comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning and rallied the Brewers over the Chicago Cubs, 5-4. After Fernando Vina led off the ninth with a bunt single and Jeff Cirillo singled with one out, Terry Mulholland relieved Trachsel.
September 15, 1998 |
Steve Trachsel doesn't go home and pull the blinds shut or unplug his phone or wear dark glasses in public. Practically everyone in America has seen No. 46 of the Chicago Cubs deliver the pitch to Mark McGwire that became baseball history. But the man who surrendered historic No. 62 and is now linked to other pitchers and famous shots from the past--Tracy Stallard, Al Downing and Ralph Branca to name a few--has not gone into hiding.
September 13, 1998 |
Steve Trachsel couldn't beat Mark McGwire, so he's looking to join him. The Chicago Cubs' pitcher became a part of baseball infamy Tuesday night by allowing McGwire's 62nd home run. Now he's looking to stand alongside the St. Louis slugger in commercials and advertisements, his agent, Alan Meersand, told Bloomberg News.