Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 5/19/13
On May 18, former San Diego Padres RHP Eric Show would have celebrated his 57th birthday. Of course, Show has been gone since 1997 when he died of a drug overdose in a rehabilitation center in California. Show had some very good seasons for the Padres, winning 16 games once and 15 games another two times. With his 100 career wins, he has the most in the history of the San Diego franchise- eight more than Randy Jones and Jake Peavy. Show had a solid run from 1983-1988, after establishing himself as a starter during the 1982 season. Never a real strikeout pitcher, he pitched over 200 innings in 5 of those 6 seasons. He was mostly considered the Padres number one starter, though he struggled mightily during the 1984 postseason. Problems existed between Show and his teammates. Throughout his entire Padres career, there was a rift that seemed to exist. Of course, Show is known as the pitcher that gave up Pete Rose’s record breaking hit in 1985; number 4192 to pass the great Ty Cobb.
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