Mike Schwabe

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Michael Scott Schwabe

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Mike Shwabe was originally born in Iowa. He attended Tustin High School, in California, were he was named league MVP and an All-County player. He then attended Santa Ana College for his first two seasons of college baseball, during which he broke 13 records. He still holds the all-time win record at the school with 25. While at Santa Ana College, Schwabe was drafted twice: first in the 8th round of the 1986 January Draft by the Minnesota Twins, then again in the secondary phase of that June's draft, again by Minnesota. He instead decided to attend Arizona State University for a year before being selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 21st round of the 1987 amateur draft.

Schwabe spent both the 1987 and 1988 seasons rising through Detroit's farm system. In 1989, Schwabe split time between AA and AAA before getting called up to the majors when he made his debut May 27th throwing 2 2/3 innings, striking out 2, and giving up just one hit against the Kansas City Royals. Using a low three-quarter arm slot, he started 4 games for the Tigers that season. His last appearance came a year later on July 20, 1990 when in 3 2/3 innings of work, he gave up one run.He was released by Detroit that December.

Schwabe signed with the Minnesota Twins and spent 1991 entirely in Double-A for the Orlando Sun Rays. In 1992, his last year of professional baseball, Schwabe pitched in 6 games for the Triple-A Portland Beavers.

In 2004, Schwabe was inducted to the Santa Ana College Hall of Fame.

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