Steve Ferenchick, a SABR member since 1994, attorney and lifelong Phillies fan, lives with his wife, Rebecca, and children, Ellie, Kate and Sam, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He contributed to the San Diego Padres 50th anniversary book as penance for the bad luck he has brought to the Padres throughout his life. By repeatedly leading Phillies fans in chanting “DER-EK, DER-EK” from behind home plate, Steve likes to think he caused Derek Bell’s 0-for-4 performance in the Padres’ July 2-3, 1993 loss at 4:41 A.M. in major-league baseball’s latest-ever game. Then on July 26, 1998, he was in attendance in San Diego when Trevor Hoffman lost his then-MLB-record streak of 41 straight saves converted. Finally, Steve held tickets to Game Seven of the 1998 World Series, ensuring the Yankees-Padres series would go six games or fewer. For these and other forgotten sins against the Padres, Steve duly apologizes.
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