José DeLeón

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José DeLeón
Pitcher
Born: (1960-12-20) December 20, 1960 (age 53)
Rancho Viejo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 23, 1983 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1995 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Win–Loss record 86–119
Earned run average 3.76
Strikeouts 1,594
Teams

José DeLeón Chestaro (Born December 20, 1960 in Rancho Viejo, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of thirteen seasons (1983–1995) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Montreal Expos. He was the National League strikeout champion in 1989 with the St. Louis Cardinals. For his career, he compiled an 86–119 record in 415 appearances, with a 3.76 ERA and 1594 strikeouts.

DeLeon was a 3rd round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1979 amateur draft.

He twice led the National League in losses, posting a record of 2–19 in 1985 for the Pirates, and 7–19 in 1990 with the Cardinals.

DeLeon and Kerry Wood are the only pitchers in major league history to record fewer than 100 wins and still get 1500 or more strikeouts.

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Preceded by
Sid Fernandez
NL hits per nine innings
1989
Succeeded by
Sid Fernandez