One Pack. No Turning Back.
A native of Puerto Rico, the big righty was a standout at Baylor University, where he pitched in two College World Series. Had a breakout year in his second season in pro ball at single A Stockton in 1980, going 17-5, 2.18 ERA to earn co-MVP of the California League; he was also named the league's top pitching prospect by a poll of the team managers. In 1984, he became a key part of the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation, going 8-16, 4.02 ERA in 27 starts. During the off-seasons, Cocanower moonlit as an accountant, a job he now does full-time in Lowell, Arkansas.
Career: 1983-86: Milwaukee Brewers
Career Statistics: 79 Games Pitched, 47 Games Started, 16-25, 3.99 ERA, 2.1 WAR
Road Trip Stop #6: Lowell, AR