Former Lowell Spinner Dan Giese made his Major League debut on September 8 as a relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, striking out one batter in two scoreless innings. He became the 31st former Spinner to make the Majors and the sixth this season, the most ever in a year.
Giese appeared in 33 games as a Spinners reliever and closer in 2000 and 2001, going 3-0 with 11 saves and 47 strikeouts in 54.0 innings pitched with Lowell.
Congratulations to Dan and the rest of the Spinners crew to make it to the bigs this season!
Read about Giese and his interesting road to the Majors (which included a temporary retirement and time as a car salesman) in this article from the San Francisco Chronicle.