Remember when Bobby Thigpen saved 57 games for the 1990 Chicago White Sox? At the time, it was a record, and it earned him a spot on the All-Star team, 4th place in the Cy Young, and a 5th place finish for the MVP. Very impressive for a relief pitcher. That was far and away his best season, but Thigpen did save 201 games in his career with a 3.43 ERA in 448 games over 9 seasons. Why am I reminiscing about a former member of the Pale Booties? Well, back in the magical season of 1993 he was traded to the Phillies for Jose DeLeon on this day (August 10th). Thigpen made 17 appearances for the Phils over the last month and a half of the season, winning 3 games, but with an unsightly 6.05 ERA. He also appeared in the postseason for the Phightins, his only playoff experience of his career.
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