Sunday, June 17, 2012

Player Profile: Don August

I have 21 cards of Don August. This one is from 1989 Topps.

Playing career: Don August had a great rookie season in 1988, going 13-7 with a 3.09 ERA. He lasted only three more years in the major leagues after that, however, never again posting an ERA under 5.31.

My memories: I remember him vaguely from the Brewers, but nothing specific.

Where he is now: He is a sixth grade History and Reading teacher as well as a baseball coach in the Menomonee Falls School District in Wisconsin. He shared some of his thoughts on being a baseball player-turned-teacher with the blog Baseball by the Letters.

Google Autocomplete results: He is tenth when you type Don Au, after Don Aucoin, a Boston Globe theater critic. Another prominent Don August is an actor who had some small roles in small films in the mid-2000s.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Sam August.

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