Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Player Profile: Jason Beverlin

I have two cards of Jason Beverlin. This one is from 1999 QCards. 

Playing career: Jason Beverlin pitched ten seasons of professional baseball in the US and Japan. Originally drafted by the A’s, he was a throw-in in the trade that sent Ruben Sierra to the Yankees. He spent six seasons in the Yankees organization and also spent time in the Angels orgnization before making his big league debut in 2002. He pitched for both Cleveland and Detroit that year, going 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in seven games.

Where he is now: Head baseball coach at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL.

Interesting facts: He almost died last year due to an allergic reaction to a medicine that caused toxic epidermal necrolysis, which affects only one in 1.4 million people each year and has a 35% mortality rate. You can read about his harrowing ordeal in this article from the Orlando Sentinel.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Jason Bev, between Jason Beverage, Chief Investment Officer at Two Sigma Investments, and Jason Bevans, General Manager at Accuprint Services. Another prominent Jason Beverlin is Illinois River Program Director at The Nature Conservancy.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Brian Bevil.

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