Skip had a brief stint with the KC Athletics in 1965as a 3rd baseman. Skip would bounce between the A's and Astros farm systems and find himself converted to a pitcher in 1968. The Pilots would select him in the expansion draft. Skip would continue to pitch in the big leagues ending his career after the 1980 season with the Boston Red Sox. Skip would stay in the Boston area and receive his degree from MIT in 1983.