Mike Tyson (baseball)

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This article is about the American baseball player. For the American boxer, see Mike Tyson.
Mike Tyson
Born: (1950-01-13) January 13, 1950 (age 64)
Rocky Mount, NC
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 1972 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1981 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Home runs 27
Runs batted in 269
Batting average .241
hits 714
Career highlights and awards
  • Had 6 RBI in one game on August 19, 1977

Michael Ray Tyson (January 13, 1950 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and shortstop. He played in the majors from 1972 to 1981 for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.

Tyson was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft and made his MLB debut with St. Louis on September 5, 1972. He was a regular in the Cardinals' lineup until the end of the 1979 season when he was traded to the Cubs for relief pitcher Donnie Moore.

Tyson was released by the Cubs on March 15, 1982, at which point he retired from baseball. His lifetime batting average was .241.

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