Saturday, November 22, 2014

Player Profile: Kent Bottenfield

I have twenty cards of Kent Bottenfield. This one is from 1993 Donruss. 

Playing career: Kent Bottenfield has to be one of the few players to play in as many as nine seasons in the major leagues, never more than two years for any one team, and still make the All-Star Team. After bouncing around with the Expos, Rockies, Giants and Cubs, and then having a mediocre 1998 season with the Cardinals, Bottenfield had a career year in St. Louis in 1999, going 18-7 with a 3.97 ERA. The Cardinals shrewdly traded him to the Angels for Jim Edmonds and Bottenfield quietly returned to his journeyman form for three teams in 2000 and 2001. Other than that magical 1999 season, Bottenfield went 28-41 with a 4.69 ERA.

Where he is now: Head coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Worship Pastor at FBC Delray Beach.

My memories: I remember the name but nothing particularly specific.

Interesting facts: He has recorded two gospel-music albums.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Kent Bo, between Kent Boarding School, referring to a Connecticut high school, and Kent Bookstore, referring to the store at Kent State University. There do not appear to be any other prominent Kent Bottenfields.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Ralph Botting.

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