Dave Stieb has already been featured a couple of times here at Sorting by Teams. Get used to it. Dave Stieb is fucking awesome and he will be featured again. Be ready for it.
Right here, however, we have a weird moment on 1993 Upper Deck where Dave Stieb is shown pitching for the Chicago White Sox. Trust me when I tell you, nobody wants to pitch for the Chicago White Sox. People just don’t care. Dave Stieb ended up pitching a total of 22.1 innings for them, and I’ll bet about eight people noticed. He did not have good numbers there.
Little known fact: Stieb was signed by the Kansas City Royals for about 6 weeks after being released by Chicago early in the 1993 season. He never pitched for them, and even if he was going to, at least they wore blue.
Dave Stieb knew that going to Chicago and Kansas City was wrong too. That’s why he went into hiding from that point until 1998, when he actually pitched pretty well over 19 games for the Blue Jays, posting a 1-2 record, 2 saves, and a 4.83 ERA. It was a surprising comeback, but Dave Stieb was a Blue Jay and a Blue Jay alone. We just got it, and we got him.