Thursday, June 7, 2012

Player Profile: Paul Assenmacher

I have 46 cards of Paul Assenmacher. This one is from 1994 Stadium Club.

Playing career: Reliever Paul Assenmacher appeared in 884 games for the Braves, Cubs, Yankees, White Sox and Indians from 1986 to 1999, going 61-44 with 56 saves and a 3.53 ERA.

My memories: The Yankees acquired him as well as Lee Smith to shore up the bullpen for the 1993 stretch run. He pitched well for the Yankees and I was disappointed when they quickly traded him in the off-season for an anonymous minor leaguer (who turned out to be Brian Boehringer, who pitched, but not particularly well, for the 1996 champs).

Where he is now: Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at St.Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Paul As, between Paul Assaiante, Head Squash Coach at Trinity College, and Paul Ashworth Capital Economics, referring to the Chief North America Economist at the consulting firm. There do not appear to be any other prominent Paul Assenmachers.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Pedro Astacio.

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