Pat Mahomes

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Pat Mahomes
Pitcher
Born: (1970-08-09) August 9, 1970 (age 43)
Bryan, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1992 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
August 26, 2003 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–loss record 42–39
Earned run average 5.47
Strikeouts 452
Teams

Patrick Lavon Mahomes (born August 9, 1970 in Bryan, Texas) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2003 for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He also pitched in two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, 1997 and 1998, for the Yokohama BayStars. He most recently played for the Grand Prairie AirHogs of the independent American Association in 2009.

Amateur career[edit]

Mahomes attended Lindale High School in Lindale, Texas, where he played varsity baseball for the Lindale Eagles from 1984-88. He was drafted by the Twins in the 6th round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft.

Professional career[edit]

Early minor league career[edit]

Mahomes began his professional career with the Elizabethton Twins in 1988 as a starting pitcher. Over the next few years, he worked his way up through the Twins farm system, reaching Triple-A in 1991 with the Portland Beavers.

Major league career[edit]

Twins[edit]

Mahomes made his major league debut with the Twins in 1992. He made the team out of spring training, and started the sixth game of the season on April 12 against the Texas Rangers, pitching six innings. He was not involved in the decision. He notched his first major league win in his next start on April 21 against the Seattle Mariners.[1]

Mets[edit]

Mahomes is remembered for his dominance for the Mets at the end of the 1999 season,[citation needed] when he went 8-0 and helped the Mets reach the playoffs.

Minor league journeyman[edit]

In 2003, Mahomes pitched primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates AAA affiliate, the Nashville Sounds, while appearing in nine games for the Pirates. In 2004, he split the season between three organizations, pitching for the Edmonton Trappers in the Montreal Expos farm system, the Albuquerque Isotopes in the Florida Marlins system, and then again at Nashville at the end of the season.

After spending 2005 with the Las Vegas 51s in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Mahomes turned to the independent leagues, starting 2006 with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. After going 11-4 with a 3.87 ERA, he signed with Kansas City Royals in August, but was released a month later.

Mahomes began the 2007 season with the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association. On August 24, the Toronto Blue Jays signed him, and he appeared in three games for the Syracuse Chiefs before becoming a free agent at the end of the season.

Mahomes signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League in 2008, but only appeared in two games for them before returning to Sioux Falls. He split the 2009 season between Sioux Falls and Grand Prairie.

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