David Segui

David Segui

This article was written by Malcolm Allen

David SeguiSecond-generation big-leaguer David Segui1 debuted in 1990 and batted .291 over all or parts of 15 seasons. A switch-hitter with moderate power, he started and ended his career with the Baltimore Orioles around stints with six other teams. Segui was briefly the majors’ all-time fielding percentage leader among first basemen with at least 1,000 appearances at that position. He ranked fifth when he played his final game in 2004 – the same year that Major League Baseball implemented widespread testing for performance-enhancing drugs (“PEDs”).2

Segui tried steroids and human growth hormone during his career. When those facts came to light after he retired, he addressed them candidly. “I played more years where I didn’t take anything than years where I did take something. I never denied it or pretended to be an angel,” he said.3 “When I die, and they say at the pearly gates that the worst thing I did was take medicine to be stronger and faster and be a better ballplayer, I like my chances.”4

On July 19, 1966, David Vincent Segui was born in Kansas City, Kansas. At the time his father, Diego Seguí, was a pitcher with the Washington Senators, but had spent the previous four seasons with the Athletics, who played just across the Missouri River in Kansas City, Missouri. Diego was born in Cuba in 1937, but he left his homeland permanently in 1960, the year after Fidel Castro began his 49-year hold on power.5 Prior to the 1964 season Diego married Emily Sauceda, a Kansas native with Mexican roots.6 She bore sons in each of the next three years: Diego Jr., followed by David, then Daniel. Daughter Diana’s arrival in 1973 completed the family.

Diego pitched for six different franchises over a career spanning the years 1962-1977. He led the American League with a 2.56 ERA for Oakland in 1970 and appeared in the 1975 World Series for Boston. David won a bike during the latter summer by homering during a father-son hitting contest at Fenway Park.7 The Seguis maintained their home in Kansas City and, after school finished each year, David’s mother took him and his siblings to the home city of their father’s team. Each December, they visited him in winter ball.8 “I don’t know how my mom did it,” Segui said. “I remember she used to use baseball as a punishment. If we were bad, we couldn’t go to the games.”9 With her husband away frequently, Emily also threw batting practice to her sons and hit grounders to them. “We never forced it down their throats,” she said. “If they wanted to play, that was fine. David always wanted to play.”10

After Diego’s final major-league season in 1977, he kept pitching in the Mexican League until 1984 when he was 46. “It was difficult, but that was his baseball life. He didn’t make big money. I knew it was what he had to do to make a living,” David reflected. “I wouldn’t trade my childhood for anything. Being able to be around major-league baseball, the ballplayers. It was the greatest thing.”11 His favorite was slugger Frank Howard.12 Growing up, Segui recalled that he “hated the Royals and loved the New York Yankees.”13

Segui, a left-handed thrower, was five when an uncle with college baseball experience taught him to switch-hit.14 “I remember it being awkward at first, but I kept at it and I’m glad I did,” he said.15 Segui played Little League for a team sponsored by Bryant’s Heating, and played Babe Ruth ball for the Kansas City Rebels.16 At Bishop Ward High School, the Cyclones’ 1983 state champions featured all three Segui brothers.17

Segui earned all-state honors in both his junior and senior years.18 Following his 1984 graduation he played two years of baseball at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). He also played summer semipro ball for the Liberal (Kansas) Bee Jays.19 After pitching some in high school, he became a full-time first baseman/outfielder. “I could have been a decent pitcher but I liked to swing the bat too much,” he said.20

Segui enrolled at Louisiana Tech University for his junior year. He described hitting the game-winning homer against Lamar (Texas) University to clinch the 1987 Southland Conference championship as his biggest amateur thrill.21 He was one of two Louisiana Tech players drafted into the professional ranks that June. Second baseman Charlie Montoyowas the Brewers’ sixth-round pick, while the Orioles chose Segui in the 18th round. (In the 47th round, the Mets selected Daniel Segui out of KCKCC. He played four professional seasons and peaked in High-A.)

Listed at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds (his weight increased to 218 pounds by his final season22), Segui signed through scout Ray Crone on September 15, 1987, and reported to the Instructional League. He debuted with the Hagerstown (Maryland) Suns of the Single-A Carolina League in 1988. That summer the circuit featured eight sons of former big leaguers.23 Hagerstown won the North Division, and Segui batted .268 with three homers in 60 games.

Segui returned to the Carolina League in 1989 and hit .317 in 83 games for Baltimore’s new affiliate, the Frederick (Maryland) Keys. On July 17 he was promoted to Hagerstown – by then the home of a Double-A Eastern League farm club – and batted .324 in 44 contests. Although Segui’s batting average was higher than each league’s official batting champion, he did not have enough plate appearances to qualify for either title. However, he was named the Orioles Minor League Player of the Year for his .320 overall mark and organization-leading 33 doubles.24

That fall in Kansas, Segui married Kristen Jennings. He played winter ball in the Dominican Republic for the San Pedro de Macorís-based Estrellas Orientales. His .333 batting average in 42 games ranked second in the Dominican League, and he was named the All-Star first baseman.25

Segui began the 1990 season with the Rochester (New York) Red Wings of the Triple-A International League (IL). He was leading the league with a .349 average through May 7 when Baltimore DH Sam Horn sprained his shoulder in a home-plate collision.26 The following evening Segui was in the Orioles’ lineup at Anaheim Stadium playing first base and batting sixth. Facing the Angels’ All-Star lefty, Chuck Finley, he pulled double-play grounders in each of his first two at-bats, but he collected an opposite-field double in his third trip. “It was a complete surprise when they called me up this quickly,” he said.27

In his first game in Baltimore, Segui collected four RBIs in a 13-1 Orioles win against the Rangers. But he batted just .167 (7-for-42) in a dozen appearances before he was sent back to the minors when Horn returned. Back in Rochester, Segui worked on hitting inside fastballs batting left-handed. “They stick there until you prove you can handle that pitch,” he explained.28 His .336 average in 86 games through August 17 was the IL’s best, but he lost his chance to qualify for the batting title because the Orioles recalled him again.29

The Baltimore Sun reported that Segui was already considered a big-league defender, but the open question was whether he would hit enough to stick. “That has always amazed me,” he said, “I’ve hit over .300 the last two years. I know I can play up here.”30 He appeared in 28 of the Orioles’ remaining 45 games (24 starts) and batted .284 with his first two homers – including a go-ahead, three-run shot off Boston’s Tom Bolton on September 18. “He has a plan when he goes up there,” observed Baltimore hitting instructor Tom McCraw. “David is a very aware hitter and remembers things about pitchers. His chances of being successful are way above average.”31

The 1991 Orioles had two established first basemen: oft-injured slugger Glenn Davis and Randy Milligan, the club’s reigning on-base percentage leader. Segui began the season in Rochester, where he could play every day. But Davis was back on the disabled list before the end of April, and Segui returned to the majors a few weeks later to stay. He started 48 of his 86 appearances – 25 in left field, 19 at first base, four in right – and batted .278, but he did not have an extra-base hit after July 14.

Five days before Christmas, Segui became a father when Kristen delivered their son Cory. Daughter Haley followed three years later.

In 1992 Segui was destined for another season as a reserve. “I know somewhere down the road I’ll be starting somewhere. I’ve got to be patient, I guess,” he said during spring training. Baltimore skipper Johnny Oates remarked, “He’s a pleasure for a manager… He has the desire to play. He lets me know that. But he doesn’t create any problems.”32 When Segui singled against the Mets’ Sid Fernandez in an April 3 exhibition game, it was the first hit in the Orioles’ new ballpark,Camden Yards.33 During the regular season, he started only 47 of his 115 appearances and hit .233, with one homer in 189 at-bats.

That offseason Baltimore declined to tender Milligan a contract, and Segui added 20 pounds of upper body strength. At the beginning of spring training 1993, Segui signed for $785,000 over two years.34 Davis was the Orioles’ Opening Day first baseman, but he hit poorly and accepted a demotion to the minors on May 27. In his first opportunity to play regularly in the majors, Segui batted .330 before the All-Star break. On September 8 – five days after his game-winning, 13th-inning homer in Oakland off future Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley – the Orioles pulled within one game of first place, but they finished 10 games behind the Blue Jays. Following a .223 second half, Segui wound up hitting .273 with 10 homers and 60 RBIs. In December the Orioles signed free agent first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, who was coming off a 37-homer campaign.35

Eight days before Opening Day 1994, Segui was traded to the Mets for shortstop Kevin Baez and minor-league pitcher Tom Wegmann. New York’s interest in Segui stemmed from their dissatisfaction with his friend Davis, the former Oriole whom they had signed as a free agent.36

During the strike-shortened season, Segui started 64 of the Mets’ first 68 games at first base and led the National League with a .996 fielding percentage. After rookie Rico Brogna joined the team on June 22, however, Segui became a reserve outfielder. In 92 overall appearances, he batted just .241. That winter he played for the Venados de Mazatlán in the Mexican Pacific League.37

In 1995 Segui started the Mets’ season opener in left field. Despite batting .329 through the first 40 games, he made only 21 starts, a development that manager Dallas Green predicted was “going to get worse, not better” in view of New York’s roster logistics.38 Meanwhile, the Expos lost recently acquired first baseman Henry Rodríguez to a broken leg.39 On June 8 Montreal traded rookie pitcher Reid Cornelius to the Mets to obtain Segui.

Segui earned the Expos Player of the Month Award in both June and July.40 In August Montreal manager Felipe Alouexpressed both his hope that the team would sign the 29-year-old Segui to a long-term contract, and his fears that the thrifty franchise would be unable to do so. “It’s a little like when you were younger and you didn’t want to like a girl too much in case you couldn’t marry her,” Alou described. “This guy is the perfect role model for the young people on our team, because of the way he works and the kind of person he is.”41

After Segui finished in the National League’s top 10 in batting and at-bats per strikeout, the local media voted him the Expos Player of the Year.42 That winter he signed a two-year, $3.1 million deal with Montreal.43

On April 19, 1996, Segui hit his first-ever walk-off homer, against Pittsburgh’s Dan Plesac. Nine days later, he tallied six RBIs – his personal high – in a victory at Coors Field. By May 11 he had already produced the first three four-hit games of his career. Entering play on July 3 the Expos boasted the NL’s second-best record and were on course for a wild card playoff berth. But Segui fractured a thumb trying to corral a Montreal pitcher’s first-inning pickoff attempt.44 The Expos played .500 ball in the 36 contests he missed and fell two games shy of qualifying for the postseason. In 115 games, Segui batted .286 with 11 homers and a career-high 60 walks.

When Segui returned home that offseason, he discovered that his wife had filed for divorce and left with their children. “It was a complete surprise,” he said. “She had already cleaned out the house and moved to an apartment halfway across town.”45

Segui was Montreal’s cleanup hitter for most of the 1997 season. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on June 4 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and played only once in a stretch of three and a half weeks. Nevertheless, he batted .307 in 125 games with 21 homers, his career high.

He became a free agent that fall but considered retiring to spend more time with his young children. He split custody with his ex, and in-season visits often resulted in heart-wrenching goodbyes at the airport. “I question whether it’s even worth having them come and see me at all during the season because of what they go through when they leave,” he explained. “When the kid’s crying because he wants to stay with you, it’s hard to say you can’t.”46

Segui wound up signing a two-year, $4.75 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. In 1977 his father had been the starting pitcher for the first game in the Mariners’ history. Diego Seguí was also the only person to play for both of Seattle’s major-league franchises, having been a reliever for the short-lived 1969 Pilots.

Entering 1998, the Mariners had won the AL West in two of the previous three seasons. Their roster included star shortstop Alex Rodríguez as well as future Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, and Edgar Martínez. In the second game of the season, Segui went deep from each side of the plate against Cleveland, but Seattle lost, 9-7. The disappointing Mariners dropped seven in a row later that month and fell under .500 to stay on May 14.

On July 10 Segui and the “Big Unit” – the 6-foot-10 Johnson – had a 10-minute, pregame scuffle that took a dozen uniformed personnel to break up. Segui reportedly said something to outfielder Jay Buhner that Johnson didn’t like. “It was a fight. It was a wrestling match. Randy was provoked,” said KJR radio’s Mike Pease, who was seeking to interview Buhner when the ruckus started.47 Segui sprained his right wrist but went 3-for-5 that night. Three weeks later, Johnson, approaching free agency, was swapped to Houston for three players at the trading deadline.

Segui finished 1998 with a .305 batting average, 19 homers, and 84 RBIs in 143 games. He didn’t win a Gold Glove, but his .999 fielding percentage led major-league first baseman, and AL managers polled by Baseball America rated him the league’s best defender at that position.48 He was named the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Sport Star of the Year. He also had offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.49

The Mariners had another losing season in 1999. Segui hit .293 in 90 games before he was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for rookie relievers Tom Davey and Steve Sinclair on July 28. The Blue Jays were leading the AL Wild Card race entering play on August 7, the date that Segui fractured the pinky on his throwing hand in just his seventh game with his new team. Nearly four weeks later, he returned to action as a DH, but he was only able to hit left-handed (other than one at-bat) for the remainder of the season.50 Segui batted .316 in 31 games for Toronto, but the Blue Jays wound up 10 games behind the Red Sox for the final playoff spot.

After becoming a free agent, Segui agreed to a one-year deal to return to Toronto. But during spring training 2000, he was swapped to the Texas Rangers with cash in a three-way trade in which Texas sent Lee Stevens to the Expos, and the Expos sent Brad Fullmer to the Blue Jays. Segui mostly served as DH for Texas because three-time Gold Glove Award winner Rafael Palmeiro was entrenched at first base. Yet Rangers manager Johnny Oates remarked, “He [Segui] could be the best first baseman in the game, and I mean the history of the game.”51

“I think you can save more runs with a glove than you can probably drive in with a bat,” Segui said. “I look at it like a competition. The hitter is trying to get the ball by me, and I’m not going to let him beat me.”52 When Segui played his 1,000th career game at first base on July 16, 2000, he officially became the majors’ all-time fielding percentage leader at that position.53 Twelve days later, the last-place Rangers traded him to the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Ricky Ledee.

Between the two teams, Segui appeared in a career-high 150 games and achieved personal bests in batting (.334), slugging (.510), RBIs (103), runs scored (93), and doubles (42). Cleveland went 39-24 after he was acquired to finish with 90 victories. They were in the playoff race until the final day of the regular season, but fell one game short of qualifying for the playoffs.

That fall Segui had surgery on his left knee and toe and became a free agent again.54 On December 21, 2000, he signed a four-year, $28 million deal to return to his original team, the Orioles. Baltimore manager Mike Hargrove called him “a professional hitter.”55

In 2001, Segui missed more than three weeks of early season play after suffering a sliced tendon on April 22 when Tampa Bay shortstop Félix Martínez stepped on the middle finger of his left hand while turning a double play. Segui had been sidelined for a similar amount of time in spring training because of a pulled hamstring. “Hopefully, all these injuries are in the past,” he told the Baltimore Sun after returning to action in mid-May. The paper observed that he had bulked up since the Orioles traded him away in 1994 and noted the tattoos on his arms: son Cory on the left; daughter Haley on the right. Segui explained that, as a Mariner, he had started bleaching his hair as part of a slump-busting agreement with Alex Rodríguez – but A-Rod chickened out. “He [Segui]’s different,” said Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson. “But you hope all your friends are like him. He’s like the most blunt, honest guy. He tells it like it is. And he’s hilarious… He’s a very loyal friend.”56

Segui returned to the DL after twisting his left knee swinging at a pitch on July 15 and played just once after August 23 because of lingering soreness that forced another surgery that fall. Overall, he batted .301, but he appeared in only 82 games. Despite his limited playing time, Segui committed a career-worst nine errors at first base, costing him the position’s all-time fielding percentage leadership.57

His 2002 season was a disaster. On April 26 in Kansas City, Segui slid headfirst into home plate and twisted his left wrist under the shin guard of Royals catcher Brent Mayne. After club doctors finally diagnosed a torn tendon eight days later, Orioles GM Syd Thrift still indicated to reporters that the injury wasn’t serious, calling Segui’s desire to play into question. “I’m upset with the lying. They tell me one thing, they tell you guys [media] another thing,” Segui said.58

Hargrove defended Segui’s reputation. “David is as tough a player, as hard-nosed a player as I’ve ever been around. I’ve been around some good ones that play come hell or high water, and David fits that mold.”59 Segui went 3-for-23 when he attempted to play with his injured wrist. On May 18, he was placed on the DL. He had season-ending surgery three days later.60

Segui began the 2003 season on the DL after breaking the thumb on his glove hand fielding a grounder in spring training. After returning to action he lasted only 10 games before a pulled hamstring sent him back to the injured list. Segui batted .263 in 67 games before July 27, when he made his third trip of the year to the DL, this time because he needed another operation on his left wrist.61

Entering 2004, Segui had played more games (1,438) than any active major-leaguer who had never appeared in the postseason.62 Through April 24 the Orioles had won 10 of their first 16 contests, and Segui was batting .298, but he left that day’s game early after twisting his left knee when he caught his spikes trying to avoid an inside pitch.63 He went back on the DL, had his fourth left-knee surgery (he had also undergone two operations on the right knee), and began rehabilitation. “Say one thing about him: He has an amazing threshold for pain,” remarked Orioles GM Mike Flanagan. “This obviously shows a tremendous desire to play; it really does.”64

The Orioles were out of contention by the time Segui, 38, returned in September. He went 6-for-12 in three starts and two pinch-hitting assignments. When he was asked to pinch-hit on September 12, however, the pain below his left kneecap was too much, and he told Baltimore manager Lee Mazzilli that he was “done.”65 Segui’s 15-year major-league career ended when he was placed on the DL the following day. He finished with a .291/.359/.443 slash line in 1,456 games, with 139 homers, 684 RBIs, and a .995 fielding percentage at first base.

In June 2006 Segui told ESPN that he had used human growth hormone (HGH) as a player. Segui explained that he went public because he recognized himself as one of the participants in a conversation included in a partially blacked-out affidavit related to former major-league pitcher Jason Grimsley’s court case.66 Segui said he had made the Orioles aware of his HGH use in 2003; it had been prescribed to him “because his insulin-like growth factor readings were extremely low.”67 The team disputed that allegation, however, insisting that Segui didn’t tell former co-GM Jim Beattieuntil his final day on the club’s active roster.68

On December 10, 2007 – three days before the Mitchell Report69 was released – Segui acknowledged that he had also experimented with anabolic steroids. Segui declined to be interviewed by former Senator George Mitchell out of loyalty to his fellow players.70 But the report contained evidence that he had introduced at least six of them to Kirk Radomski, the former Mets clubhouse employee who had pled guilty earlier that year to supplying steroids and other PEDs to dozens of major-leaguers.71 “I always had a feeling – I knew when more and more guys were going through him – that there is probably going to come the day when he is going to get caught,” Segui said.72

It was through Segui that former Yankees and Blue Jays strength and conditioning coach Brian McNamee initially met Radomski.73 In 2012 – four years after McNamee and former pitcher Roger Clemens gave conflicting accounts of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner’s alleged PED use in testimony before Congress – the government called Segui as a prosecuting witness in Clemens’ perjury trial.74 (Clemens was found not guilty on all six counts of lying to Congress). In 2019 Segui discussed his baseball legacy with MLB.com’s Bob Nightengale. “I don’t smoke weed, smoke crack, shoot up heroin, or take any of the street drugs, but because I used steroids, I’m demonized,” he said.75

In 2012 the Orioles signed Segui’s son Cory. The corner infielder played three seasons of professional baseball and peaked in Class A. Segui had two more sons with his second wife, Donna Moniz, before they divorced. As of December 2022, he resided in Phoenix, Arizona, and was engaged in a contentious legal battle for custody of his minor sons.

Last revised: May 10, 2023



This biography was reviewed by Rory Costello and Rick Zucker and fact-checked by Ray Danner.



In addition to sources cited in the Notes, the author consulted www.ancestry.com, www.baseball-reference.com,www.retrosheet.org and sabr.org/bioproject.



1 Unlike his Cuban father Diego, David Segui (pronounced Suh-GHEE) dotted the “I” in his surname in his most legible early-career autographs, rather than using the acute accent, perhaps because David was born and raised in the United States.

2 When Segui retired after the 2004 season, his .99537 career fielding percentage at first base ranked fifth among players with at least 1,000 games at that position; behind Steve Garvey, Don Mattingly, Wes Parker and J.T. Snow. Through 2022, Segui was 14th behind Paul Goldschmidt, Travis Lee, Mark Teixeira, Todd Helton, Justin Morneau, Garvey, Mattingly, Mitch Moreland, Justin Smoak, Parker, Snow, Sean Casey and Adrián González. “Career Leaders and Records for Fielding % as 1B,” https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/fielding_perc_1b_career.shtml (last accessed September 27, 2022).

3 Dan Connolly, “Ex-Oriole Segui: I Used Steroids; He’s Expecting to Be in Report,” Baltimore Sun, December 11, 2007: Z4.

4 Bob Nightengale, “MLB’s Steroid Question: David Segui Wonders Why Players are Still Demonized for PEDs,” USA Today, July 8, 2019 https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2019/07/08/mlb-steroids-david-segui/1666901001/ (last accessed October 1, 2022).

5 Wayne Coffey, “Under Father’s Proud Gaze,” Seattle Times, June 19, 1994, https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19940619&slug=1916261 (last accessed October 1, 2022).

6 Richard A. Santillán, Gregory Garrett, Juan D. Coronado, Jorge Iber and Roberto Zamora, Mexican American Baseball in South Texas, (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2016): 108.

7 Coffey, “Under Father’s Proud Gaze.”

8 Gordon Wittenmyer, “Mariners: Hard Day for This Dad,” Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, Washington), June 21, 1998, https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/1998/06-21/0070_mariners__hard_days_for_this_dad.html (last accessed October 1, 2022).

9 Jennifer Frey, “Father’s Workplace and Mother’s Fungoes Helped Shape Segui,” New York Times, April 1, 1994: B12.

10 Frey, “Father’s Workplace and Mother’s Fungoes Helped Shape Segui.”

11 Wittenmyer, “Mariners: Hard Day for This Dad.”

12 Coffey, “Under Father’s Proud Gaze.”

13 Kent Baker, “Yankee Lover Segui Happy with Orioles,” Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, May 24, 1990: D1A.

14 David Segui, 1995 Topps baseball card.

15 Jim Street, “Flipping the Switch,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 21, 1998: D3.

16 David Segui, Publicity questionnaire for William J. Weiss, January 25, 1988 (“Weiss questionnaire”).

17 Daniel Segui, Publicity questionnaire for William J. Weiss, January 20, 1988.

18 A Season to Remember” Orioles 1991 Media Guide: 210.

19 David Segui, Weiss questionnaire.

20 Baker, “Yankee Lover Segui Happy with Orioles.”

21 David Segui, Weiss questionnaire.

22 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book 1954-2004: 191.

23 One of Seguis’s teammates was Don Buford’s son, Don Jr. The others were Bob Chance’s son Tony and Jeff Torborg’s son Doug (Salem); Dallas Green’s son John and Lee May’s son Derrick (Winston-Salem); Tom Tresh’s son Mickey (Prince Williams); and Cecil Upshaw’s son Lee (Durham). “Sons Settle in Carolina,” USA Today, August 9, 1988: 4C.

24 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 193.

25 Orioles Media Guide 1990: 219.

26 Orioles Media Guide 1991: 209.

27 Baker, “Yankee Lover Segui Happy with Orioles.”

28 Patti Singer, “Segui Plugging the Holes in His Swing,” Baltimore Sun, July 12, 1990: 8C.

29 1993 Orioles Media Guide: 141.

30 Kent Baker, “New Approach Raises Segui’s Average,” Baltimore Sun, September 25, 1990: 3D.

31 Baker, “New Approach Raises Segui’s Average.”

32 Ken Rosenthal, “Squeeze Play: Although He’s Orioles Best Defensive First Baseman, David Segui Now Has to Fight for Berth on Roster,” Baltimore Sun, March 11, 1992: 1D.

33 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 193.

34 Peter Schmuck, “Segui is Latest Sign of O’s Changing Times,” Baltimore Sun, March 3, 1993: 1D.

35 Peter Schmuck, “Orioles Add Palmeiro for $30M,” Baltimore Sun, December 13, 1993: 1C.

36 Jim Henneman, “Orioles Set Segui Free, to Mets,” Baltimore Sun, March 28, 1994:1C.

37 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 193.

38 Bobby Bonilla, the Mets’s second-highest paid player at $5.3 million, had temporarily moved to left field after committing eight errors in his first 48 chances (.833 fielding percentage) at third base. Marty Noble, “Little-Used Segui Dealt to Montreal,” Newsday (New York, New York), June 9, 1995: A94.

39 The Expos had traded for Rodríguez on May 23 after losing their Opening Day first baseman, Cliff Floyd, to a broken wrist.

40 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 193.

41 Jeff Blair, “Expos,” The Sporting News, August 21, 1995: 18.

42 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 193.

43 Jeff Blair, “Montreal Expos,” The Sporting News, February 19, 1996: 26.

44 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 193.

45 Wittenmyer, “Mariners: Hard Day for This Dad.”

46 Wittenmyer, “Mariners: Hard Day for This Dad.”

47 “Seattle’s Segui Hurt in Fight with Teammate Johnson,” Asbury Park (New Jersey) Press, July 12, 1998: 127.

48 David Segui, 1999 Topps baseball card.

49 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 193-194.

50 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 192.

51 David Segui, 2001 Topps baseball card.

52 Frey, “Father’s Workplace and Mother’s Fungoes Helped Shape Segui.”.

53 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 192.

54 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 192.

55 Joe Strauss, “As O, Segui Comes Full Circle Returnee,” Baltimore Sun, February 28, 2001: 1D.

56 Roch Kubatko, “Colorful Segui Bird of a Different Feather,” Baltimore Sun, May 22, 2001: 1D.

57 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 192.

58 Joe Christensen, “Miffed by ‘Lyin’ O’s, Segui Returns,” Baltimore Sun, May 9, 2022: 1D.

59 Christensen, “Miffed by ‘Lyin’ O’s, Segui Returns.”

60 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 191.

61 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 191.

62 Orioles 50th Anniversary Information & Record Book: 191.

63 Roch Kubatko, “Sore Spot: Segui Seems Set to Revisit Disabled List,” Baltimore Sun, April 30, 2004: 1E.

64 Joe Christensen, “Segui Out 6 to 8 Weeks,” Baltimore Sun, May 14, 2004: 3E.

65 Dan Connolly, “Segui’s Version Disputed,” Baltimore Sun, June 22, 2006: 1C.

66 Connolly, “Segui’s Version Disputed.”

67 Dan Connolly, “Ex-Oriole Segui: ‘I Used Steroids;’ He’s Expecting to Be in Report,” Baltimore Sun, December 11, 2007: Z4.

68 Connolly, “Segui’s Version Disputed.”

69Mitchell Report” is the shorthand name of The Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball.

70 Connolly “Ex-Oriole Segui: ‘I Used Steroids;’ He’s Expecting to Be in Report.”

71 Bill Pennington, “Steroid Reports Depicts a 2-Player Domino Effect,” New York Times, December 16, 2007: 1.

72 Connolly “Ex-Oriole Segui: ‘I Used Steroids;’ He’s Expecting to Be in Report.”

73 Pennington, “Steroid Reports Depicts a 2-Player Domino Effect.”

74 “In Clemens Trial, Segui Echoes McNamee’s Story,” New York Times, May 25, 2012: B14.

75 Nightengale, “MLB’s Steroid Question: David Segui Wonders Why Players are Still Demonized for PEDs.”

Full Name

David Vincent Segui


July 19, 1966 at Kansas City, KS (USA)

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