On this day in 1954, Jeffrey Lynn Yurak was born in Pasadena, California. After a couple of seasons at Citrus Junior College the Giants selected the then-catcher in the 24th round (536th overall pick) of the 1974 draft. He played three seasons for the Giants in the minors, but never advanced past A ball.
The Brewers, however, gave Yurek another chance. They signed him and promoted him to AA in 1977 and in 1978 he had a career year, hitting .321/.396/.531 in 135 games for Holyoke in the Eastern League, earning a cup of coffee with the big league club down the stretch.
Unfortunately, that call to the big leagues was probably the highlight of Yurek's career. He went 0-for-5 with a walk in his five games as a Brewer, returned to the minors in 1979 and never again reached the majors.
Yurek does have this going for him, though: He's the only player with a last name starting with "Yu" to appear in a game in the major leagues in the last 59 years. The last one before him was Cardinal pitcher Eddie Yuhas, who made his final appearance in 1953.