Heathcliff Slocumb

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Heath Slocumb

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Biographical Information[edit]

Healthcliff Slocumb pitched ten years in the majors, saving 98 games and finishing nearly 300. His best years were in the mid-1990s.

Slocumb was signed as a free agent for the New York Mets by scouts Dan Monzon and Mike Becker in 1984. Coming up to the majors originally with the Chicago Cubs, he was named to the 1995 All-Star team while with the Philadelphia Phillies.

On July 31, 1997, the Seattle Mariners acquired Slocumb from the Boston Red Sox for two prospects, Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek. This was one of the most infamous trades Woody Woodward made as General Manager of the M's. On the flip side, it's considered one of the best made by Red Sox GM Dan Duquette. The two prospects, Lowe and Varitek, became fixtures in Boston for several seasons, while Slocumb quickly fizzled.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (1995)
  • 30 Saves Seasons: 2 (1995 & 1996)

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