Dale Mohorcic

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Dale Mohorčič
Pitcher
Born: (1956-01-25) January 25, 1956 (age 58)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 31, 1986 for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1990 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 16-21
Earned run average 3.49
Strikeouts 174
Teams

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.

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