|1993 Upper Deck # 259|
|1994 Topps Stadium Club First Day # 293|
|Card companies often wrote on the back of his cards that Osuna was the winning pitcher in the 1987 College World Series Championship game. He wasn't. He was, however, the victor in his Stanford Cardinal's most dramatic victory during the series that year, a game in which Stanford trailed by 3 runs in the bottom of the tenth inning, but were saved by Paul Carey's grand slam off Ben McDonald. Two games later, Stanford won the championship. |
Osuna was made a 16th round draft pick by the Astros, who never thought of him as anything but a middle reliever. In fact, Osuna never made a single start in the Astros organization, from his first pitch at Auburn in 1987 to his last 2/3 of an inning for Houston on October 3, 1993. In between, he went 6 - 1 with a 1.98 for the '88 Asheville Tourists, co-led the 1990 Southern League in appearances, and led the 1991 Houston Astros in appearances, as well.
It does appear that the 1995 Norfolk Tides gave Osuna four starts. . . .
|1987||Auburn Astros||Short A||8||0||1||0||0||15-2/3||5.74|
|1988||Osceola Astros||High A||6||0||0||1||0||11-2/3||6.94|
|1989||Osceola Astros||High A||46||0||3||4||7||67-2/3||2.66|
|Minor League Totals||165||0||19||11||18||234||4.12|
|Major League Totals||193||0||16||10||14||180||3.75|