Sunday, July 11, 2010

#58 Dan Osinski

Daniel Osinski
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: November 17, 1933 in Chicago, IL
Debut: April 11, 1962 Kansas City Athletics
Final Game: April 16, 1970 Houston Astros
Years with the Angels: 1962-1964

July 21, 1962: Traded by the Kansas City Athletics to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later and $35,000. The Los Angeles Angels sent Ted Bowsfield (November 26, 1962) to the Kansas City Athletics to complete the trade.
November 29, 1964: Sent by the California Angels to the Milwaukee Braves to complete an earlier deal made on October 14, 1964. The California Angels sent a player to be named later to the Milwaukee Braves for Ron Piche and Phil Roof.

Entered game at the start of the 7th and struck out the first batter he faced, Steve Barber. Ended up striking out 3 in 2 innings of relief in a 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a double-header on Tuesday, July 24, 1962 (N) at Chavez Ravine.

Went 17-15 with a 3.26 ERA. He had 5 complete games in 20 starts and 6 saves.

He was a hard-throwing right hander known for his threatening look toward hitters while leaning in for the sign. Picked up by the Kansas City A's, Osinski made his major league debut in 1962 at the age of 28. After a bid to trade him to the Los Angeles Angels for Bo Belinsky was vetoed by Commissioner Ford Frick, Osinski was ultimately traded to the expansion club for Gordie Windhorn and a player to be named later. He became a spot starter and reliever with LA.

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