Kevin Gross

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Kevin Gross
Pitcher
Born: (1961-06-08) June 8, 1961 (age 53)
Downey, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 25, 1983 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1997 for the Anaheim Angels
Career statistics
Win–loss record 142–158
Earned run average 4.11
Strikeouts 1,727
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Frank Gross (born June 8, 1961 in Downey, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1983 through 1997.

Gross played for five different teams during his career: the Philadelphia Phillies (1983–1988), Montreal Expos (1989–1990), Los Angeles Dodgers (1991–1994), Texas Rangers (1995–1996), and Anaheim Angels (1997). He made his Major League Baseball debut on June 25, 1983, and played his final game on July 25, 1997.

On August 10, 1987, Gross was caught pitching with an illegal substance, sandpaper, in his glove, and he was suspended for 10 games.[1] He was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1988. On August 17, 1992, as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Gross threw a no-hitter versus their rivals, the San Francisco Giants, in a 2-0 victory.

On September 9, 1986, Gross surrendered the first of Rafael Palmeiro's 569 career home runs.

In 2002 he was named to the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biggest cheaters in baseball". espn.go.com. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.vcshf.com/hall_of_fame_members.htm Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame[dead link]

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Preceded by
Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers, & Alejandro Peña
No-hitter pitcher
August 17, 1992
Succeeded by
Chris Bosio