Glory Days: A few innings with Randy Myers
Below are a few innings from the full nine with former left-handed reliever Randy Myers (a Cub from 1993-95), featured in the upcoming issue of Vine Line. Every month, Vine Line catches up with alumni and remembers old moments in Glory Days, an exclusive section covering the history of the Cubs. Subscribe today for more great content to take you through the offseason. (Interview by Jim McArdle; Photo by Stephen Green)
When his playing days were over, Randy Myers returned to his native Northwest. The former “Nasty Boy” of the 1990 world-champion Reds now volunteers his time to protect wildlife and the environment. As a Cub, Myers is best known for his record-setting 53-save season in 1993 and for fighting off a mound-charging fan in 1995.
HOME SWEET HOME I live near Vancouver, Wash. I was born and raised here. People don’t realize you give up 20 years of your life to travel around when you play. When I was done I moved back.
’93 SUPER SAVER I believe it’s still the major league record for a left-hander. We had a good bullpen. We had Bob Scanlan and Dan Plesac as the setup guys. Basically, we were playing six-inning games with our starters.
TODDLIN’ TOWN I used to ride my bike around Chicago and stop by Murphy’s Bleachers after games now and then to have a burger. Whether they would go to Bernie’s or Slugger’s or Murphy’s, guys used to go out with their families and have a bite to eat, and no one bothered them. Basically, you just worked in the area.
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