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Thread: I think I drafted Ryne Duran

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    I think I drafted Ryne Duran

    I had a Ryne Duran baseball card back in the 60's, his control was suspect to say the least. I drafted a guy, Derek Hutchison in the 3rd round of the Earth Baseball draft. His potentials include an 84 for power and a 9 for control.
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    Re: I think I drafted Ryne Duran

    My dad has mentioned Ryne Duren a few times (dad grew up in the 50s and a Yankee fan)

    I've seen a CO of 1, once. Don't think I've seen any other lower than low 20s (barring maybe some low level FAs that I didn't look twice at)

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    Re: I think I drafted Ryne Duran

    Oops I forgot, I had a closer for a couple years with a 4 CO, he saved 63 games for me in 2 years, but also blew 17, and had a 5.00 ERA both years.

    Ended up bringing him back a few years later (had mid-season bullpen desperation and I was at least familiar with him among the scrap heap nobodies) gave me a 3.07 ERA as a setup man in about 2/3 of a season (in the low 1.00s until a massive blowup in late September game. Brought him back next year where he was absolutely awful, never pitched after that.


    Very erratic, ran hot or cold (and when cold it was freeze nitrogen cold)


    Anyway he was a journeyman, who got 349 (64 for me) career SVs on a 4.80something ERA.

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    Re: I think I drafted Ryne Duran

    "Duren was the inspiration for the character Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie Major League, according to its author and director David S. Ward."

    Good little piece of info from that Wiki page. Love the movie and never knew that about the character. The Stengel quote in there is pretty good, too.
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