November 13, 1958 |
Palo Alto, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 8, 1979 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 5, 1991 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||3.95|
|Career highlights and awards|
Daniel Joseph Petry (born November 13, 1958, in Palo Alto, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1979–87 and 1990–91), California Angels (1988–89), Atlanta Braves (1991) and Boston Red Sox (1991).
He helped the Tigers win the 1984 World Series and the 1987 American League Eastern Division and the Braves win the 1991 National League Pennant.
He was elected to the American League All-Star team in 1985.
He finished 9th in voting for the 1982 American League Cy Young Award for having a 15-9 record, 35 appearances, 35 games started, 8 complete games, one shutout, 246 innings pitched, 220 hits allowed, 98 runs allowed, 88 earned runs allowed, 15 home runs allowed, 100 walks allowed, 132 strikeouts, 4 hit batsmen, nine wild pitches and a 3.22 ERA.
He finished 5th in voting for the 1984 American League Cy Young Award for having an 18-8 record, 35 appearances, 35 games started, seven complete games, two shutouts, 233 ⅓ innings pitched, 231 hits allowed, 94 runs allowed, 84 earned runs allowed, 21 home runs allowed, 66 walks allowed, 144 strikeouts, three hit batsmen, seven wild pitches and a 3.24 ERA.
Petry led the American League in games started (38) in 1983.
In 13 years he had a 125-104 record, 370 appearances, 300 games started, 52 complete games, 11 shutouts, one save, 2,080 ⅓ innings pitched, 1,984 hits allowed, 1,025 runs allowed, 912 earned runs allowed, 218 home runs allowed, 852 walks allowed, 1,063 strikeouts, 47 hit batsmen, 77 wild pitches, seven balks and a 3.95 ERA.
In 2012, Petry served as a substitute color analyst for the Detroit Tigers Radio Network, teaming with play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson for several road games while regular analyst Jim Price recuperated from health problems.
His son Jeff, played both sports, baseball and ice hockey and excelled at both. As an offensive-minded defenseman, Jeff was a second-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers a Western Canadian based franchise in the National Hockey League. Jeff was named USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year for the 2006-07 season while with the Des Moines Buccaneers and played college hockey for Michigan State. Jeff Petry made his professional debut for the Oilers in December, 2010.
- Paul, Tony (May 7, 2012). "Dan Petry to pinch-hit again for Jim Price on Tigers' nine-game road trip". The Detroit News.