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Former Hornet pitcher Steve Trachsel has pitched 15 years in the major leagues for four different teams beginning with the Chicago Cubs in 1993. He spent his first 7 years on the north side of Chicago before joining the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Toronto Blue Jays for just one season (2000). In 2001, Trachsel signed a free agent contract with the New York Mets, the team he pitched for through the 2006 season. He signed another free agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 and pitched the first half of the season for the O’s before being traded back to his original team (the Chicago Cubs) for the remainder of the 2007 season. Trachsel wrapped up his amazing MLB career amassing 143 career wins, a 4.39 earned run average, with 1,591 strikeouts. Steve also made the 1996 All-Star team where he posted a career-best 3.03 ERA with the Cubs.
Prior to being drafted in 1991, Trachsel attended Long Beach State where he helped lead the 49ers to the College World Series all while being voted second team All-America by Baseball America with an 11-6 record and a 2.78 ERA.
Steve pitched for Fullerton College from 1988-90 under head coach Nick Fuscardo making 28 career starts and 34 career appearances. He is among the schools pitching leaders with 14 starts, 82.1 innings, and 4 wins in 1989 followed by a 3.11 ERA with 10 wins, 91 strikeouts and 6 complete games in 1990. Steve was named All-OEC “Honorable Mention” his freshman season, and 1st Team All-OEC his sophomore season while at FC.