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Eric Vaughn Show
Birth: May 19, 1956
Death: Mar. 16, 1994

Major League Baseball Player. Called up to the San Diego Padres in September of 1981, he went 1-3. Inserted into the rotation in 1982, he proceeded to go 10-6 with a strong 2.64 ERA. Over the course of his first four full seasons, he averaged 13 wins a year. He also led his teams in innings pitched from 1983 to 1985. Diagnosed with flexor tendinitis in the right elbow in August of 1986, he missed the rest of the season. He came back to pitch over 200 innings over the next two seasons, leading the Padres staff again in that category in 1987. Eric Show is maybe best remembered as the pitcher who surrendered Pete Rose's record-setting 4,192nd hit. During the long presentation of the ball to Rose and the subsequent ovation, he sat on the mound, disgruntled at the lengthy interruption of the contest. Always a competitor, he was known to throw inside. He once started a bench clearing brawl with the Chicago Cubs when he beaned Andre Dawson in the face. He ranks among the all-time club leaders in ERA, innings pitched, strikeouts, complete games, and shutouts. Following two sub par seasons, he joined the Oakland A's in 1990. After leaving baseball, his life spiraled dramatically. Fighting Cocaine and alcohol addiction, he finally checked himself into the Rancho L'Abri Drug Rehabilitation Center in Dulzura California. On March 16th, 1994, he was found dead in bed by attendants. An autopsy later revealed that he died from an accidental drug overdose. Over 11 major league seasons, he accrued a 101-89 won-loss record and a 3.66 ERA with 11 shutouts and 7 saves over 1655 innings pitched. (bio by: Frank Russo) 
 
Burial:
Olivewood Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Section W3, Lot 113, Grave 4
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Russo
Record added: Apr 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7320890
Eric Vaughn Show
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Where does the time go ? It seems like just yesterday when I was 10 years old and watching players such as yourself and Alan Wiggins on Friday or Saturday nights with my grandfather at Jack Murphy Stadium. Those were the good old days ! You and Alan were ...(Read more)
- Dedicated Fan
 Added: Mar. 17, 2014
You were a phenomenal asset to your team mates and your accomplishments on the mound will never be forgotten!
- Shirley Pena
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014
Happy 57th Birthday Mr. Show ! I hope you liked the display I left for you a day before your birthday ? Hopefully your family members liked it as well ? You are a very caring person and I truly feel that you are still caring and helping others but the onl...(Read more)
- Dedicated Fan
 Added: May. 20, 2013
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