David segui on hall of fame ballot for first time
By CRAIG MUDER
January 1, 2010
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- David Segui’s big league career includes four full seasons where he hit at least .300, 139 career home runs and more than 1,400 hits.
But it was his stellar work at first base that kept him in baseball for 15 seasons with seven different teams.
|David Segui is one of 26 players on the BBWAA ballot for election to the Class of 2010 at the Hall of Fame.|
Segui is one of 26 players on the 2010 Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Class of 2010 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Segui is making his debut on the BBWAA ballot.
BBWAA members who have at least 10 years of tenure with the organization can vote in the election, and the results will be announced Jan. 6. Any candidate who receives at least 75 percent of all BBWAA votes cast will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010. The Induction Ceremony will be held July 25 in Cooperstown.
Born July 16, 1966, in Kansas City, Kan., Segui is the son of former big league pitcher Diego Segui, who pitched in the majors for 15 seasons in the 1960s and 1970s. David Segui played baseball at Louisiana Tech University, then was drafted in the 18th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
Segui’s fielding skills got him to the majors in 1990, and by 1993 he was the Orioles’ regular first baseman. He was traded to the Mets in 1994, and by the end of his big league career he returned to Baltimore after playing for the Expos, Mariners, Rangers, Indians and Blue Jays.
His best season came in 2000, when he hit .334 and drove in 103 runs for the Rangers and the Indians.
Segui acknowledged that he had a doctor’s prescription for the use of human growth hormone, which was banned by Major League Baseball in 2005, and also admitted to using steroids.
Segui retired after the 2004 season.
Craig Muder is the director of communications at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum