Sid Bream

Sid Bream

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Sidney Eugene "Sid" Bream (born August 3, 1960 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania) is an American former Major League Baseball player. He played his entire 11-year career (-) in the National League. He is currently the hitting coach for the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League.

Career

Los Angeles Dodgers

After attending Liberty University, Bream was drafted in the second round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the amateur draft. During his minor league career he hit .329 with 83 home runs and 407 RBI, including a .419 on-base percentage and a .537 slugging percentage in the Dodgers farm system; he made his debut with the team in . Despite his good numbers in the minors, he was just a mediocre hitter in the Major Leagues with good gap power (resulting in lots of doubles) and above-average defense at first base. The Dodgers expected him to replace Greg Brock at first base, who himself performed below expectations when Steve Garvey left to sign with the San Diego Padres. But Bream fared no better than Brock at the plate, and ultimately Franklin Stubbs was given a chance to be the one to finally fill in the void left by Garvey's departure. However, it was not until Eddie Murray arrived in Los Angeles that the Dodgers finally had an above average hitting first baseman.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Dodgers finally gave up on Bream late in the season and traded him along with Cecil Espy to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Bill Madlock, who was in the declining phase of his...
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