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January 25, 1956 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 31, 1986 for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1990 for the Montreal Expos|
|Earned run average||3.49|
Dale Mohorčič (born January 25, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 1990. Mohorcic was a star at Cleveland State University. After playing on farm teams for the Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates, Mohorcic signed with the Texas Rangers in 1985. His first two years, Mohorcic pitched well, having an ERA under 3.00. He holds a major league baseball record of 13 consecutive team games with a relief appearance, which he set from August 6–20, 1986. He was traded on August 30, 1988 to the New York Yankees for Cecilio Guante. His last year was with the Montreal Expos in 1990. He shares the Major League record for most consecutive games pitched at 13 with Mike Marshall.
In a 1987 game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Mohorcic was accused of doctoring the baseball. Umpires found no evidence of wrongdoing at the time, but after the game Mohorcic complained of a sore throat, and was admitted to a hospital where it was discovered that he was suffering internal bleeding as a result of having Crohn's disease and taking the pain reliever naproxen. It was erroneously reported by Peter Gammons that Mohorcic's bleeding was caused by swallowing sandpaper.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
- Box score of the Mohorcic "sandpaper game"
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