Sunday, November 25, 2012
Brian Falkenborg, 2000 Bowman Chrome #189
May 9, 2004, tossing two shutout innings of relief against the Pirates. He bounced around the league through 2008, also pitching for the Cardinals and Padres. Since then, he's actually carved out a living in the land of the Rising Sun. Falkenborg has been a member of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks for the past four seasons, compiling a 10-5 record and a scant 1.39 ERA as a reliever, striking out 12 men per 9 innings. For his first three years in Japan, Brian was a teammate of current Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada. It's a small world after all.