Mike LaCoss

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Mike LaCoss
Pitcher
Born: (1956-05-30) May 30, 1956 (age 58)
Glendale, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 18, 1978 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
July 2, 1991 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Win–loss record 98–103
Earned run average 4.02
Strikeouts 783
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Michael James LaCoss (born May 30, 1956, in Glendale, California), is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Baseball career[edit]

LaCoss was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the 1974 amateur draft. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1978–81), Houston Astros (1982–84), Kansas City Royals (1985), and San Francisco Giants (1986–91). He batted and threw right-handed.

An All-Star in 1979, LaCoss posted a 98–103 career record with 783 strikeouts and a 4.02 ERA in 1739-2/3 innings pitched.

In 1987 he was ninth in the National League with 13 wins.

LaCoss recorded two home runs his entire career, in consecutive at-bats in 1986. The first was off Dane Iorg, a utility player who entered the game to pitch for the San Diego Padres near the end of an 18–1 Giants blowout. The next came off Cincinnati Reds ace Tom Browning in the next game.

Personal life[edit]

Mike owned and operated Mike LaCoss Enterprises Inc, YESS Foundation, and a website called ibaseballchannel.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike LaCoss Profile". Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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