Tuesday, December 22, 2009

1976 Topps #303 - Steve Foucault

  • Steve Foucault was a relief pitcher from 1973-1978. Foucault was drafted by the Washington Sentaors in 1969. He started as a catcher and switched to pitching in 1970 after a knee injury. Steve was brought up by the Texas Rangers in 1973 and went 2-4 with 8 saves and a 3.88 ERA in 32 games.
  • Foucault had a good year in 1974. He had all of his team's saves (12) and was 8-9 with a 2.24 ERA in 69 games. In 1975 he improved his record to 8-4 and had 10 saves and a 4.12 ERA in 59 games. In his last season with the Rangers (1976) Steve was 8-8 with 5 saves and an ERA of 3.33 in 46 games. Right before the 1977 season he was traded to the Detroit Tigers for Willie Horton.
  • Steve had a good year for the Tigers in 1977, going 7-7 with 13 saves and a 3.15 ERA in 44 games. Foucault started the 1978 season well. He was 2-4 with 4 saves and a 3.13 ERA at the end of July. Steve was then placed on waivers and claimed by the Kansas City Royals on August 16. He pitched in three games for the Royals then was released on September 5. Foucault tried to catch on with Houtson's AAA Charleston club in 1979 but had a 7.71 ERA in five games.
  • After his playing career Foucault did a lot of coaching in the minors. Steve has been Wayne Krenchicki's pitching coach for 16 seasons. He is now the pitching coach for the independent Evansville Otters.
  • Liked to face: Earl Williams (.000 in 11 at bats); Frank Duffy (.000 in 10 at bats); Hal McRae (.077 in 13 AB)
  • Hated to face: Bob Stinson (.833 in 6 at bats); Ken Singleton (.667 in 12 at bats); Rick Manning (.714 in 7 at bats)

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