Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 16 Days
Item Sent: 1987 ProCards Pittsfield Cubs, 1990 ProCards Iowa Cubs, 1991 Score
Item Received: 1987 ProCards Pittsfield Cubs, 1990 ProCards Iowa Cubs, 1991 Score. All signed in black ballpoint.
Dave Pavlas was remarkable in a September call-up for the Cubs in 1990, going 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA down the stretch. He looked like a definite bullpen weapon for years to come. But somehow he only appeared in one big league game the following year and would not return to the majors until 1995, with the New York Yankees. In 1996 he got into 16 games for the Yankees and put up a nifty 2.35 ERA. He didn't make the post-season roster, but was still a part of that World Championship team. He would not pitch in the majors again. He wrote on the back of his return envelope that he married a girl who went to Bloomington Jefferson High School in suburban Minneapolis.