Lance Dickson. Jim Davis / Arizona Daily Star file photo

Jim Davis / Arizona Daily Star file photo

The UA lefty so impressed the Chicago Cubs by going 7-3 in the minors with 111 strikeouts in just 74 innings in his first pro season, 1990, that Dickson was promoted to the Cubs and given two starts late in the ’90 season. Unfortunately, Dickson injured his arm and never returned to the majors. From 1992-95, he only pitched 19 minor-league innings while dealing with arm trouble. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.