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David Alvin Revering

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Thanks to Tony Perez and Dan Driessen blocking the first base position with the Cincinnati Reds, Dave Revering spent four years (1974-1977) with the AAA Indianapolis Indians hitting .265/15/60, .254/21/71, .290/27/77, and .300/29/110. The Oakland Athletics first tried to obtain him from the Reds during the 1977 season, in return for All-Star pitcher Vida Blue, however the deal was voided by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn because he felt Revering was only a fig leaf for the huge amount of cash the Athletics were supposed to receive in the trade. The following spring, the A's did acquire him, in return for reliever Doug Bair.

He was the A's regular first baseman from 1978 to 1980, playing over 100 games each year and hitting between 15 and 19 homers each season, hitting between .271 and .290. He was still the A's starter in early 1981, when he was traded to the New York Yankees on May 20th along with OF Mike Patterson and a minor league player in return for Jim Spencer and Tom Underwood. With New York, he was strictly a back-up, though, playing 45 games and getting only 119 at-bats the rest of the season, hitting .235 with 2 homers. He did get to play in the postseason, however, going 1 for 2 against his former team in the 1981 ALCS. He was on the Yankees' roster in the 1981 World Series, but Bob Watson saw all of the action at first base.

14 games into the 1982 season, Revering was traded again, to the Toronto Blue Jays along with Tom Dodd and minor league 3B Jeff Reynolds in return for 1B John Mayberry. However, he hit only .215 in 55 games for the Blue Jays and was released in early August. The Seattle Mariners picked him up, and he hit .207 in 29 games the rest of the way. He signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers after the season but did not make the team in 1983 and retired. For his career, he hit .265 in 557 games in the majors, with 62 homers and 234 RBI.

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