Varsho played for four teams during eight seasons in the majors. In 571 games he hit .244 with 10 home runs. He had his best year while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1991. In 99 games he hit .273 with four home runs, nine stolen bases, 23 runs scored and 23 RBIs. All of those numbers were career highs. In addition to the Pirates, Varsho also played for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies.
Varsho was a member of the Pirates’ team that faced off with the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 National League Championship Series. He had only one at bat, but he made it count, pinch hitting for Lloyd McClendon and singling to start the ninth inning. The Pirates went on to win the game 13-4, but they ended up losing the series.
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Varsho currently works as a scout for the Pirates.
Gary Varsho – career stats