Thursday, March 22, 2012
Merry Unbirthday: Dennis Rasmussen
First things first: of the many pairs of brothers to have played for the Padres, Eric and Dennis Rasmussen were not one of them. Like Mark and Ben Davis or Eddie and Brian Williams, they are not related at all. Eric and Dennis's careers had a two week overlap, with Dennis pitching his first game September 16th, 1983 and Eric pitching his last on October 2nd. Right before the next season, Dennis was returned from whence he came, traded back to the Yankees for Graig Nettles less than seven months after New York had sent him to San Diego for John "The Count" Montefusco. Dennis returned to the Padres via a mid-'88 trade with the Reds and stuck around through 1991.