- Bobby Witt
Infobox MLB retired
birthdate=birth date and age|1964|5|11,
Earned run average
*Texas Rangers (1986–1992)
*Texas Rangers (1995–1998)
St. Louis Cardinals(1998)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays(1999)
*Arizona Diamondbacks (2001)
*221 k's in by|1990
Robert Andrew Witt (born
May 11, 1964in Arlington, Virginia) was a pitcherfor the Major League BaseballTexas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Florida Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cleveland Indians, and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Witt was drafted out of the
University of Oklahomawith the third pick of the first round by the Texas Rangers in 1985. He was known as a hard-throwing right hander with control problems throughout his career. He led the league in walks three times and wild pitches twice. Witt retired in 2001 after winning a World Series ring with the Arizona Diamondbacks. His career record is 142 - 157 with an ERA of 4.83.
On August 2, 1987 Witt struck out 4 consecutive batters in one inning. [http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats19.shtml 1] On June 23, 1994 he was robbed of a
perfect gamewhen first base umpire Gary Cederstromcalled the Kansas City Royals' Greg Gagne safe [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/W/Witt_Bobby.stm 2] on a close play at first base. Replays clearly showed that Gagne was out. In his next two appearances, Witt pitched a 2-hit shutout against the Athletics and a 6-hit shutout against against the Red Sox. On June 30, 1997, he became the first American League pitcher to hit a home run since 1972. His blast was against off Ismael Valdesof the Los Angeles Dodgersin an interleaguecontest. The bat he hit this home run with is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame[http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/W/Witt_Bobby.stm 3] .
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