Former Jay reliever Mark Eichhorn turns 49 today. Mark is number 32 on our Top 50 Jays list that I'll get around to finishing one of these days.
Mark was a submarine style pitcher. He played 11 seasons in the majors with 4 different teams, 6 of the seasons with the Jays, finishing with a 48-43 record, 32 saves and a 3.00 ERA. He was 14-6 in his rookie season with us and the next year pitched in 89 games. In his first two seasons he threw 157 and 127.2 innings. Find a reliever these days that throws 284 innings in two years. It would be tough to find one that has thrown that many in 3 seasons.
Anyway, Happy Birthday Mark. You were always one of my favorites. Have a great day.