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Gregory Scott Brummett (Spike)

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Pitcher Greg Brummett was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round of the 1989 amateur draft out of Wichita State University. While at WSU, he was a member of the 1989 College World Series Championship team and was named the tournament's MVP. He is the only player from Wichita State University to win that award. His teammates while with the Shockers included Mike Lansing, Eric Wedge, Tyler Green, Pat Meares and P.J. Forbes. That season, he tied for the Division I lead with Kirk Dressendorfer and Scott Erickson with 18 wins. That total also tied him with Bryan Oelkers for most wins ever by a Wichita State pitcher.

To close out his collegiate career, he had 13 straight victories. Overall, he had 43 wins, 59 starts and 424 innings pitched in his collegiate career. He also had 364 strikeouts.

After being drafted by the Giants, he played for two different minor league teams in 1989, the San Jose Giants and the Everett Giants. For San Jose, he went 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA in two games. For Everett, he went 4-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 14 games (10 starts).

In 1990, Brummett played for the Clinton Giants, going 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in six games (four starts). He again played for Clinton in 1991, going 10-5 with a 2.72 ERA in 16 games. Brummett split the 1992 season with the San Jose Giants and the Phoenix Firebirds. He appeared in 19 games for the Firebirds, going 10-4 with a 2.61 ERA. In three games with Phoenix, he went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA.

He spent about half of the 1993 season in the minors and half in the big leagues. In the minors, he played for Phoenix, going 7-7 with a 3.62 ERA in 18 starts. On May 29th, he made his major league debut, against the Atlanta Braves, pitching 6 2/3 innings, striking out three batters (Ron Gant all three times) and earning the win. He would end up pitching eight games for the Giants, going 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA. On September 1st of that year, he was the player to be named later to complete a deal that originally took place on August 28th when the Giants sent a Aaron Fultz and minor leaguer Andres Duncan to the Minnesota Twins for Jim Deshaies. Brummett would start five games for the Twins, going 2-1 with a 5.74 ERA. Overall, he went 4-4 with a 5.08 ERA in 13 big league games. He played his final game on September 30th.

Although his big league career was over, his professional career was not. In fact, he played in 1994 for the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Boston Red Sox organization and the Salt Lake Buzz in the Twins organization. He went 1-1 with a 5.27 ERA in eight games for the Red Sox and 4-3 with a 5.53 ERA in 13 games with the Buzz. He did not play professionally in 1995, but in 1996 he played for the Tyler Wildcatters of the Texas-Louisiana League. He went 4-9 with a 4.37 ERA in 13 games with them. He also appeared in 1996 for the Reynosa Broncos of the Mexican League, going 1-6 with a 5.87 ERA.

He was inducted into the Wichita State University Hall of Fame in 1995.

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