Kirk Dressendorfer

Kirk Richard Dressendorfer (born April 8, 1969) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He graduated from Pearland High School and is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. At UT he was a three-time All-American and All-SWC, posting a career record of 45-8, including a single-season record 15 complete games. Kirk was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2009.

Originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 34th round of the 1987 amateur draft, Dressendorfer chose not to sign. He was then drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round (36th pick overall) of the 1990 MLB amateur draft. Dressendorfer would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Oakland Athletics on April 13, 1991 pitching to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners, and appear in his final MLB game on May 21, 1991.

Dressendorfer was the Director of Baseball Operations & Outreach for the Round Rock Express, the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros. He now is a Business Development Project Manager for the After Point of Sales Services organization within Dell Inc.

Kirk Dressendorfer
Born: April 8, 1969 (age 50)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1991, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 1991, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–3
Earned run average5.45


1969 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world.

1987 Major League Baseball draft

The Major League Baseball Draft is the process by which Major League Baseball (MLB) teams select athletes to play for their organization. High school seniors, college juniors and seniors, and anyone who had never played under a professional contract were considered eligible for the draft. The 1987 MLB Draft took place as a conference call to the Commissioner of Baseball's office in New York from June 2–4. As opposed to the National Football League Draft which appeared on ESPN, no network aired the MLB Draft.

The American League (AL) and the National League (NL) alternated picks throughout the first round; because an NL team drafted first in the 1986 MLB Draft, an AL team had the first selection in 1987. Having finished 67–95 in 1986, the Seattle Mariners had the worst record in the AL and thus obtained the first overall selection. The second selection went to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had the worst record in the NL.

With the first overall pick, the Mariners drafted Ken Griffey, Jr. from Moeller High School. Griffey, Jr. became a 13-time All-Star and helped Seattle make its first postseason appearance in franchise history. Mark Merchant, the second overall pick, however, never played in a major league game. Two years after he was drafted, the Pirates traded Merchant to Seattle. Chicago White Sox' first overall selection Jack McDowell won the 1993 Cy Young Award as Chicago made a League Championship Series appearance that year. The total number of athletes drafted, 1,263, broke a record for the most players ever chosen in a draft. In total, 27 All-Stars were selected in 1987, although not all signed a professional contract. As of 2016, only two players from the draft has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame– Craig Biggio and Griffey, Jr.

1988 College Baseball All-America Team

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.The NCAA recognizes two different All-America selectors for the 1988 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947) and Baseball America (since 1981).

1989 College Baseball All-America Team

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.The NCAA recognizes two different All-America selectors for the 1989 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947) and Baseball America (since 1981).

1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 1989 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1989 NCAA Division I baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball. The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its forty third year. Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Each region was composed of six teams, resulting in 48 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The forty-third tournament's champion was Wichita State, coached by Gene Stephenson. The Most Outstanding Player was Greg Brummett of Wichita State.

1989 Texas Longhorns baseball team

The 1989 Texas Longhorns baseball team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1989 NCAA Division I baseball season. The Longhorns played their home games at Disch–Falk Field. The team was coached by Cliff Gustafson in his 22nd season at Texas.

The Longhorns reached the College World Series final, but were eliminated by Wichita State.

1990 College Baseball All-America Team

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.The NCAA recognizes two different All-America selectors for the 1990 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947) and Baseball America (since 1981).

1990 Major League Baseball draft

The 1990 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft was held in June 1990. The draft placed amateur baseball players onto major league teams. 1,487 players were distributed to 26 teams. The draft consisted of first round selections, supplemental first round selections, compensation picks, and many more rounds, in fact, it went a record 101 rounds with 40 first round selections. With a league-worst record of 63 wins and 97 losses in the 1989 MLB Season, the Atlanta Braves selected shortstop, Chipper Jones out of the Bolles School with the first pick of the draft. 9 NBA and NFL players were drafted in 1990. 7 of the first 10 picks were selected directly out of high school.

1991 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 1991 season was the team's 24th in Oakland, California. It was also the 91st season in franchise history. The team finished fourth in the American League West with a record of 84-78.

The 1991 season saw the Athletics' American League dominance come to an abrupt end. Between 1988 and 1990, the team had won three American League pennants and one World Series title; in the process, they won a combined 306 regular season games. In light of these accomplishments, the Athletics were initially favored to win yet another American League pennant.

A fourth consecutive World Series appearance, however, was not to be. In 1991, poor pitching (from both the starting rotation and the bullpen) served to take the Athletics out of contention. From 1988 to 1990, the Athletics had posted a team earned run average (ERA) of roughly 3.24 (easily the American League's best over that span); in 1991, however, they posted a sickly team ERA of 4.57 (the American League's second-worst). Of particular note were the struggles of ace Dave Stewart, whose 1991 ERA (5.18) was more than twice his 1990 ERA (2.56). 1990 Cy Young Award winner Bob Welch fared almost as poorly; his earned run average swelled from 2.95 (1990) to 4.58 (1991). In 1990, he had won a league-high 27 games; in 1991, he won a mere 12.

The Athletics' 1991 campaign, as such, is remembered mainly for the record-breaking exploits of Rickey Henderson. On May 1, he stole his 938th career base; in doing so, he succeeded Lou Brock as MLB's career stolen base leader. Henderson would end the 1991 season with 994 stolen bases.

Oakland would return to contention in 1992 with a record of 96-66. The 1991 season still, however, marked the end of the Athletics as a dynastic power. The 1992 team failed to dominate the league in the manner that the 1988–90 teams had; following that team's six-game ALCS defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland wouldn't reach the postseason until 2000.

Cliff Gustafson

Cliff Gustafson is a former Texas high school & college baseball coach who was, for twenty-nine seasons, the head coach of The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn baseball team.

Greg Brummett

Gregory Scott "Spike" Brummett (born April 20, 1967) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played for the San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins in 1993.

Prior to playing professionally, Brummett attended Wichita State University. With them, he won the 1989 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award while a senior. He is the only player from Wichita State University to win that award. In 1989, he tied for the Division I lead in wins with Kirk Dressendorfer and Scott Erickson. That total also tied him with Bryan Oelkers for most wins ever by a Wichita State pitcher.

To close out his collegiate career, he had 13 straight victories. Overall, he had 43 wins, 59 starts and 424 innings pitched in his collegiate career. He also had 364 strikeouts.

Brummett was drafted by the Giants in the 11th round of the 1989 amateur draft. He played for two different minor league teams in 1989, the San Jose Giants and the Everett Giants. For San Jose, he went 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA in two games. For Everett, he went 4-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 14 games (10 starts).

In 1990, Brummett played for the Clinton Giants, going 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in six games (four starts). He again played for Clinton in 1991, going 10-5 with a 2.72 ERA in 16 games. Brummett split the 1992 season with the San Jose Giants and the Phoenix Firebirds. He appeared in 19 games for the Firebirds, going 10-4 with a 2.61 ERA. In three games with Phoenix, he went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA.

He spent about half of the 1993 season in the minors and half in the big leagues. In the minors, he played for Phoenix, going 7-7 with a 3.62 ERA in 18 starts. On May 29, he made his major league debut, against the Atlanta Braves, pitching 6​2⁄3 innings, striking out three batters (all three were Ron Gant) and earning the win. He would end up pitching eight games for the Giants, going 2-3 with a 4.70 ERA.

On September 1, 1993, he was the player to be named later in a deal that originally took place on August 28. The Giants sent a player to be named later (Brummett), Aaron Fultz and minor leaguer Andres Duncan to the Twins for Jim Deshaies. Brummett would start five games for the Twins, going 2-1 with a 5.74 ERA. Overall, he went 4-4 with a 5.08 ERA in 13 big league games. He played his final game on September 30.

Although his big league career was over, his professional career was not. In fact, he played in 1994 for the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Boston Red Sox organization and the Salt Lake Buzz in the Twins organization. He went 1-1 with a 5.27 ERA in eight games for the Red Sox and 4-3 with a 5.53 ERA in 13 games with the Buzz. He did not play professionally in 1995, but in 1996 he played for the Tyler Wildcatters of the Texas–Louisiana League. He went 4-9 with a 4.37 ERA in 13 games with them.

He was inducted into the Wichita State University Hall of Fame in 1995.


KBVO, virtual channel 14 (UHF digital channel 27), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station serving Austin, Texas, United States that is licensed to Llano. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group, as part of a duopoly with Austin-licensed NBC affiliate KXAN-TV (channel 36); Nexstar also operates CW affiliate KNVA (channel 54) under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with owner Vaughan Media. The three stations share studios on West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and San Gabriel Street (between the Old West Austin section of Austin and the University of Texas at Austin campus); KBVO's transmitter is located near the intersection of TX 71 and Llano County Road 307 in unincorporated Llano County (8 miles (13 km) southeast of Llano).

The station's signal is relayed on a low-powered, Class A repeater in Austin, KBVO-CD (UHF digital channel 31, also mapped to virtual channel 14 via PSIP), from a transmitter at the West Austin Antenna Farm on Mount Larson (near Loop 360 and Westlake Drive, north of West Lake Hills). On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channels 7 (SD) and 1215 (HD), Grande Communications channels 18 (SD) and 818 (HD), Suddenlink channel 12 (SD/HD), Google Fiber channel 8 (SD/HD) and AT&T U-verse channels 7 (SD) and 1007 (HD).

Kirk (given name)

Kirk is a given name. Notable people with the name include:

ArtsKirk Covington, American musician

Kirk Franklin (1970- ), American gospel musician

Kirk Hammett (1962- ), American musician, lead guitarist of Metallica

Kirk Jarvinen (1967- ), American artist

Kirk Joseph (1961- ), American musician

Kirk Kelly (c. 1960- ), American singer

Kirk Lightsey (1937- ), American pianist

Kirk Mitchell (1950- ), American author

Kirk Pengilly (1958- ), Australian musician

Kirk Powers, American musician

Kirk Whalum (1958- ), musician

Kirk Windstein, American musician in the band, CrowbarAthleticsKirk Baptiste (1963- ), American Olympics athlete

Kirk Barton (1984- ), American football player

Kirk Baumgartner (1967- ), American football player

Kirk Bowman (1952-), Canadian ice hockey player

Kirk Broadfoot (1984- ), Scottish footballer

Kirk Bullinger (1969- ), American baseball player

Kirk Chambers (1979- ), American football player

Kirk Cousins (1988- ), American football player

Kirk Dixon (1984- ), English rugby player

Kirk Dressendorfer (1969- ), American baseball player

Kirk Earlywine (1964- ), American basketball coach

Kirk Edwards (1984- ), Barbadian cricketer

Kirk Ferentz (1955- ), American football coach

Kirk Furey (1976- ), Canadian ice hockey player

Kirk Gibson (1957- ), American baseball player

Kirk Hanefeld (1956- ), American golfer

Kirk Haston (1979- ), American basketball player

Kirk Herbstreit (1969- ), American sportscaster

Kirk Hilton (1981- ), English footballer

Kirk Hinrich (1981- ), American basketball player

Kirk Hudson (1986- ), English footballer

Kirk Hunter (1963- ), Northern Irish footballer

Kirk Jackson (1976- ), English footballer

Kirk Johnson (1972- ), Canadian boxer

Kirk Lowdermilk (1963- ), American football player

Kirk Maltby (1972- ), Canadian ice hockey player

Kirk McCarthy (1966-2004), Australian motorcycle racer

Kirk McCaskill (1961- ), Canadian baseball player

Kirk McLean (1966- ), Canadian ice hockey player

Kirk Morrison (1972- ), American football player

Kirk Morrison (poker player), American poker player

Kirk Muller (1966- ), Canadian ice hockey player

Kirk Netherton (1985- ), English rugby player

Kirk Nielsen (1973- ), American ice hockey player

Kirk O'Bee (1977- ), American cyclist

Kirk Olivadotti (1974- ), American football coach

Kirk Palmer (1986- ), Australian Olympics swimmer

Kirk Penney (1980- ), New Zealand basketball player

Kirk Powell (1972- ), Jamaican cricketer

Kirk Radomski (1969- ), American figure in the baseball steroids scandal

Kirk Reynoldson (1979- ), Australian rugby player

Kirk Rueter (1970- ), American baseball player

Kirk Saarloos (1979- ), American baseball player

Kirk Scrafford (1967- ), American football player

Kirk Shelmerdine (1958- ), American race car driver

Kirk Yeaman, professional rugby league player for Hull FCEntertainmentKirk Acevedo (1974- ), American actor

Kirk Alyn (1910-1999), American actor

Kirk Anthony (1976- ), Australian actor

Kirk Baltz (1959- ), American actor

Kirk Baxter, Australian film editor

Kirk Brandon (1956- ), English musician

Kirk Browning (1921-2008), American television executive

Kirk Cameron (1970- ), American actor

Kirk DeMicco, American screenwriter

Kirk Degiorgio, British DJ

Kirk Demorest, American filmmaker

Kirk Douglas (1916- ), American actor

Kirk Fogg (1959- ), American actor

Kirk Francis (1947- ), American film sound mixer

Kirk Harris, American actor

Kirk Thornton, voice actor

Kirk B. R. Woller (1962- ), American actorFinanceKirk Boott (1791-1837), American industrialist

Kirk Kerkorian (1917-2015), American businessmanLawKirk Anderson (judge) (fl. 2000s), Jamaican judge

Kirk Bloodsworth, American advocate for justice reform

Kirk Cashmere (1955-2004), American lawyerMilitaryKirk Lippold, American naval officerPoliticsKirk Cox (1957- ), American politician

Kirk Dawes (1958- ), British mediator

Kirk Fordham (1967- ), American Congressional aide

Kirk Fordice (1934-2004), American politician, governor of Mississippi

Kirk Humphreys (1950- ), American politician

Kirk MacDonald, Canadian politician

Kirk Schuring (1952- ), American politician

Kirk Talbot (1969- ), Louisiana politicianScienceKirk Bryan (geologist) (1888-1950), American geologist

Kirk Bryan (oceanographer) (1929- ), American oceanographerOthersKirk Hyslop (1889-?), Canadian architect

Kirk Lankford (1985- ), American murderer

Kirk Martinez, English academic

Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University

Kirk White, Pagan lecturer and author

List of Major League Baseball players (D)

The following is a list of Major League Baseball players, retired or active. As of the end of the 2011 season, there have been 864 players with a last name that begins with D who have been on a major league roster at some point.

List of Oakland Athletics first-round draft picks

The Oakland Athletics (the A's) are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Oakland, California. They play in the American League West division. The Athletics had played in Philadelphia from 1901 to 1954 and then Kansas City from 1955 to 1967 before moving to Oakland. Since the establishment of the Rule 4 Draft the Athletics have selected 77 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft", the Rule 4 Draft is MLB's primary mechanism for assigning players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur clubs to its franchises. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick. In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.Of these 80 players, 36 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 27 of these were right-handed, while 9 were left-handed. Fifteen outfielders, including one center fielder, and 13 shortstops were selected. The A's have also drafted six catchers, five third basemen, four first basemen, and one second baseman in the first round. Additionally, 23 players came from high schools or universities in the A's home state of California, followed by 10 from Texas and Florida. They also drafted Ariel Prieto in 1995, who had defected from Cuba the year before. Prieto made his major league debut in 1995, one of 20 players in draft history to go directly to the majors without playing in the minor leagues.Three Athletics' first-round picks have won championships with the franchise. Reggie Jackson (1966) won World Series titles with the team in 1972, 1973, and 1974. Mark McGwire (1984) and Walt Weiss (1985) won with the 1989 championship team. Four A's first-round picks have gone on to win the Rookie of the Year Award: McGwire in 1987, Weiss in 1988, Ben Grieve (1994) in 1998, and Huston Street (2004) in 2005. Jackson also won a Most Valuable Player award in 1973, and Barry Zito (1999) won a Cy Young Award in 2002, making them the A's only picks to win these awards. Reggie Jackson, elected in 1993, is their only pick in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Although eligible McGwire has not been elected despite over 500 career home runs and briefly holding the single-season home run record (70). Some see McGwire's exclusion as a sign that the Hall is hesitant to elect players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs as McGwire was suspected of steroid use (he later admitted his use in 2010). The Athletics have made nineteen selections in the supplemental round of the draft and have made the first overall selection once: in the first draft in 1965.The Athletics have failed to sign three first-round draft picks, although they did not receive a compensation pick for any of them. The first such player not signed was Pete Broberg in 1968. The A's also failed to sign both of their draft picks in 1979, Juan Bustabad and Mike Stenhouse. The Athletics have had ten compensatory picks overall since the first draft in 1965. These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season, or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.

National College Baseball Hall of Fame

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is an institution operated by the College Baseball Foundation serving as the central point for the study of the history of college baseball in the United States. In partnership with the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, the Hall of Fame inducts former collegiate players and coaches who have met selection criteria of distinction.

Pearland High School

Pearland High School (PHS) is an American public high school, located in Pearland, Texas, south of Houston. It is one of three high schools in the Pearland Independent School District, and serves parts of Pearland and most of the city of Brookside Village. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.

Texas Longhorns baseball

The Texas Longhorns baseball team represents The University of Texas at Austin in NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's baseball competition. The Longhorns currently compete in the Big 12 Conference.

The University of Texas began varsity intercollegiate competition in baseball in 1894. Texas is the winningest NCAA Division I college baseball program in terms of win percentage, with an all-time win-loss record of 3558–1323–32 (.727). The Longhorns rank second in all-time wins as of June 11, 2018, behind the Fordham Rams. As of the end of the 2018 conference season, Texas has won 78 regular season conference championships and 16 conference tournament championships in baseball.The Longhorns have won six NCAA baseball national championships (1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002, and 2005) — second to Southern California's total of 12 — and have been the runner-up in the College World Series (CWS) Championship Games on six other occasions (1953, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2004, and 2009). Texas holds the records for most appearances in the College World Series (36), most individual CWS games won (85), most overall NCAA Tournament games won (240), and most NCAA Tournament appearances (59); the second-place programs in these categories have 25 CWS appearances (Miami), wins in 74 CWS games (Southern California), 192 overall NCAA Tournament wins (Florida State and Miami), and 56 NCAA Tournament appearances (Florida State), as of June 11, 2018.

Former Longhorns who have gone on to success in Major League Baseball include Roger Clemens, Calvin Schiraldi, Burt Hooton, Keith Moreland, Spike Owen, Mark Petkovsek, Greg Swindell, Brandon Belt, and Huston Street.

From 1997 to 2016, the Longhorns were led by head coach Augie Garrido, who holds the record for most wins in NCAA baseball history. The team is currently led by third-year head coach David Pierce. Texas plays its home games at UFCU-Disch-Falk Field.

Todd Van Poppel

Todd Matthew Van Poppel (born December 9, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Oakland Athletics (1991, 1993-1996), Detroit Tigers (1996), Texas Rangers (1998, 2002-2003), Pittsburgh Pirates (1998), Chicago Cubs (2000-2001), and Cincinnati Reds (2003-2004). He retired during spring training with the New York Mets in 2005.

Veteran players
(pre-1947 era)

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