Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Player Profile: Fred Breining

I have eleven cards of Fred Breining. This one is from 1982 Topps.

Playing career: Fred Breining pitched for the Giants from 1980 to 1983, going 27-20 with a 3.34 ERA. He was traded to Montreal after the 1983 season and reported to the Expos with a shoulder injury that the Giants claimed to be unaware of. Breining reinjured the shoulder four games into the 1984 season and never pitched in the majors again. A fuller account of his career can be found at the 1982 Topps blog.

Where he is now: He has been a prominent pitching instructor in the San Francisco area for many years. In 2005 he was awarded a patent for a motion training device.

My memories: Before my time. Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Fred Brei, ahead of Fred Breidt, a microbiologist at North Carolina State University. There do not appear to be any other prominent Fred Breinings.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bob Brenly.

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