this is the second in a series highlighting those players that have worn dodger blue, left, and then returned to wear the uniform once again. brett butler was the first to be feted.
omar daal made his big league debut on april 23, 1993 pitching for the dodgers in relief of ramon martinez in a game against curt schilling and the phillies. i find that interesting because daal would later be traded (with some other players) in exchange for schilling. anyway, daal pitched solely in relief for the dodgers through the 1995 season. here's his 1995 topps card.
in his return to the dodgers, daal was used primarily as a starter, appearing in 39 games - 23 as a starter. he won 11 times and had an era of 3.90. here's his 2003 topps card:
he was back with the dodgers for just the 2002 season, spending 2003 in baltimore - the last stop in his career.
the first time around with the dodgers, daal was 6-3 with a 5.35 era and 39 strikeouts in 69 innings. the second time around he was 11-9, 3.90 with 105 k's in 161.1 innings. in between, he went 47-55 with an era of 4.41 and 609 strikeouts in 874.2 innings. that's ok though, the dodgers had darren dreifort to underachieve during that period.
here's to you, omar daal. you double dipper, you!