Thursday, August 20, 2009

Catching Up with Jerry Augustine

Jerry Augustine was born in Kewaunee (WI) and attended the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1974 and enjoyed a 10 year career with the Brewers, from 1975 through '84.
Augustine was named to the Topps All-Rookie team in 1976. He finished his career with a record of 55-59 with 11 saves and a 4.23 ERA. After his playing career ended, Augustine coached for several seasons at UW-Milwaukee.
I ran into Augustine in Miller Park a few weeks ago. He was one of a few former Brewers brought in to sign autographs before the game.
I like guys like Augustine. The guy played 10 seasons in the majors. He's a baseball guy. He will never have his number honored like former teammates Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Rollie Fingers and Paul Molitor, but he has a place in baseball history. I liked following his career and it was fun to talk to him for a bit.

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