Friday, November 13, 2009
A Doug Linton Auto for the Weekend
He was drafted in the 43rd round of the 1986 draft by the Blue Jays and took six years to make it to the Majors. Doug pitched for 5 Big League teams over seven seasons spanning eleven years. The guy almost literally pitched everywhere in the Minors and had a hard time entrenching himself with any MLB squad. But he must love baseball as he only officially retired after the 2004 season. He was the Modesto Nuts' (Rockies hi-A team) pitching coach for the 2009 season so he is staying close to the game that he loves.
Doug pitched for the Orioles in the 1999 season and went 1-4 with a 5.95 ERA in 14 games which included eight starts. That was his first Major League action since the '96 season with the Royals. He wouldn't get back to the Bigs again until 2003 with the Blue Jays.