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Steven James Bourgeois

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Steve Bourgeois pitched one year in the majors, and has had a long minor league career which is still in progress.

Born in Louisiana, he attended high school and college in that state. Picked in the 21st round in the 1993 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants, he debuted in the minors that year with Everett in the Northwest League, where he had a 5-3 record with a 4.21 ERA as a starter. He racked up 77 strikeouts in 77 innings.

In 1994, he was mostly with Clinton in the Midwest League, going 8-5 with an ERA of 3.64, and also had 7 games with San Jose in the California League, going 4-0 with a 5.40 ERA. All his games were starts.

In 1995, he had success in Double A Shreveport of the Texas League, going 12-3 with a 2.85 ERA. He was named Texas League pitcher of the year. He was moved to Phoenix in the PCL for 6 games, going 1-1 with a 3.37 ERA.

In 1996, he continued in Phoenix, pitching mostly as a starter. His record was 8-6 with a 3.62 ERA. That got him his shot at the majors, where he appeared in 15 games, of which 5 were starts. He also finished 4 games. His record was 1-3, with an ERA of 6.30. It was the only time his ERA had risen over 4.21, except for a brief stint with San Jose.

He didn't get another chance in the big leagues. The next year, 1997, he was in the Colorado Rockies organization with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, where he was to spend 3 years. His first year he went 9-7 with a 5.99 ERA, starting only around half of his games. In 1998 he went 5-7 with a 5.57 ERA, starting only about 1/3 of his games, and giving up 62 walks in 114 innings. He was not in American professional baseball in 1999, but in 2000, he appeared with Colorado Springs in 9 games, posting a record of 2-3 with a 5.11 ERA.

He came back in 2003 in independent baseball, pitching first for the Houma Hawks and then for the Baton Rouge Riverbats. He was a starter for both teams, posting an overall record of 6-5.

In 2005 and 2006 he has pitched for the Saltillo Saraperos in the Mexican League, going 8-4 with a 3.58 ERA the first year, and 10-5 with a 4.75 ERA the second year.

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