Yesterday, my brain was in shut down mode and couldn’t think of anything to write about. So I asked a friend of mine, who I met over at Blogcatalog.com, to name a player he would like to read about. He named a player who I forgot about, Brad Komminsk. Since I grew up in the late seventies and eighties, this got my juices flowing.
So today I think this is the start of a “What ever happened to..” series that I plan on doing on a weekly basis. I hope you enjoy…
Brad Komminsk was born on born April 4, 1961 in Lima, Ohio and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1979 amateur draft. Over eight major league seasons he played in 376 games, had a .218 career batting average, with 28 homeruns. He is what I would call a “4A” ballplayer, which means he was a great Triple-A ballplayer, but just couldn’t excel in the majors.
Teams he played for
Atlanta Braves 1983-1986
Milwaukee Brewers 1987
Cleveland Indians 1989
San Francisco Giants 1990
Baltimore Orioles 1990
Oakland Athletics 1991
There is a great interview of him, done by Michael Echan over at MiLB.com, which you can find here.
Presently, Brad is managing the Bowie Baysox, an affiliate for the Baltimore Orioles in the Eastern League. As of 6/17/2008, they are in first place of the Southern Division with a 41-27 record.